Being one and many | Online International Conference | 9-10 March 2021
Natasha Vita-More Opening comment
Does The ‘Human’ Have Normative Standing in the Trans/Post-Human World?
Aleksandra Łukaszewicz Alcaraz
Human and Non-Human Persons. Towards not Inhuman Civilization
Engaging with Transhumanist Visions of the Future
Róisín Lally Opening comment
Levinas’s Débâcle – Looking for Face(s) of the Human in the 21st Century
On the Possibility of a Non-Dualistic Approach: A Feminist Phenomenology Perspective
The Category of Indeterminacy and the Binary Pattern
Marzena Adamiak Opening comment
Roy M. Treur & Jan Treur & Sander L. Koole
From Natural Human to Artificial Human and Back: An Integrative Neuroscience-AI Perspective on Confluence
Toward a Non-Biological Human: Challenges, Solutions, and Consequences
Raffaella Campaner & Marina Lalatta Costerbosa
Avatar and Clinical Care in Psychiatry: Underlying Assumptions, Epistemic Challenges, and Ethical Issues
Łukasz Kowalczyk & Monika Michałowska
Going Virtual: Virtual Reality and Avatar Therapy in Psychiatry. Medical and Bioethical Perspectives
Steve Fuller Opening comment
Standing Athwart of History: What it Means to Be Human
Reto Gubelmann & Marco Toscano
Mechanisms, Organisms, and Cyborgs in the Kantian Aftermath
Ontogenesis: The Intersection of Karen Barad’s Logic of Diffraction and Gilbert Simondon’s Logic of Transduction
Polona Tratnik Opening comment
Contemporary Tensions: The Body and its Virtualization in Pandemic Times and Beyond
Liminal Family: Viral Culture – BioArt and Society Meetings as a Form of ‘Being Many’ in Pandemic Times
Biohackers: New Figures of Rebellion
Matylda Szewczyk Opening comment
Microperformativity. Bioengineered Organisms Performing in the Art Context
Beyond One, Beyond Many: Wombs, Queer Theory, and Artistic Research
Transhumanism: Freedom To Choose Your Nature
Mikołaj Malicki & Weronika Marcinkowska
Human Enhancement in the Context of Neurotechnology
Data Auras: A Phenomenological AR Project
On the Edges of Consciousnesses
Beyond Gender and Human: The Posthuman-Self as a Necessity in David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King
Shubhneet Kaur Kharbanda
The Mechanics of Techno-Human Hybridity in Children’s Literature: A Posthumanist Perspective
Photo: P. Jóźwiak
is an artist (2009 graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Department of Visual Arts) and researcher, PhD student (Nature-Culture Transdisciplinary PhD Program at Artes Liberales Faculty, University of Warsaw). Working in a laboratory (mostly at the Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw) locates her works in the field of bio art, although she tries to avoid using this term. She sees her liminal activity as situated knowledge production. She is mostly focused on life in its broad understanding (its biological and cultural meaning). Her projects have mostly conceptual, critical character. The main point of her research interest are multilevel relations emerging during realization of liminal projects. She tries to put her observations, as an artist/researcher (liminal being), in the context of Science and Technology Studies (STS) Actor-Network Theory by Bruno Latour and feminist humanities.
currently postgraduate student of bioethics at Warsaw University. His research in the fields of psychiatry and neurology focus on the ethical issues they generate. He works on social and bioethical context of the use of virtual reality in psychiatry, concentrating on Avatar Therapy in the treatment of drug-resistant auditory hallucinations experienced by people with schizophrenia.
is a graduate of Medicine and Philosophy with a Ph.D. in philosophy from University of Łódź, Poland. Assistant Professor at the Department of Bioethics, Medical University of Lodz.
Her academic interests focus on bioethics and phenomenology, especially on phenomenology of embodiment, philosophical and ethical issues concerning human enhancement, philosophical thanatology and bioethical end-of-life issues, and on the analysis of gender stereotypes in bioethical and medical discourses.
Habilitated Doctor, Assistant Professor at the Department of Bioethics, Medical University of Łódź, Poland. Her research focuses on bioethical aspects of reproductive medicine, feminist approaches to issues such as preimplantation genetic diagnosis, embryo, gamete and mitochondrial donation, as we as human enhancement and cross disciplinary perspectives (bioethics/film studies/cultural studies/body, bio and cyborg art) on dying, ageing, and embodiment.