Love and Other Technologies

Love is, after all, something we make. And, love, this book argues, is not eternal, but external.

Love and Other Technologies

Can love really be considered another form of technology? Dominic Pettman says it can - although not before carefully redefining technology as a cultural challenge to what we mean by the "human" in the information age. Using the writings of such important thinkers as Giorgio Agamben, Jean-LucNancy, and Bernard Stiegler as a springboard, Pettman explores the "techtonic" movements of contemporary culture, specifically in relation to the language of eros. Highly ritualized expressions of desire - love, in other words - always reveal an era's attitude toward what it means to exist as a selfamong others. For Pettman, the articulation of love is a technique of belonging: a way of responding to the basic plurality of everyone's identity, a process that becomes increasingly complex as the forms of mediated communication, from cell phone and text messaging to the mass media, multiply andmesh together.Wresting the idea of love from the arthritic hands of Romanticism, Pettman demonstrates the ways in which this dynamic assemblage - "the stirrings of the soul" - have always been a matter of tools, devices, prosthetics, and media. Love is, after all, something we make. And, love, this book argues,is not eternal, but external.

Love Technology and Theology

types of love and more nuanced understandings of technology. Dominic Pettman offers an alternative position by noting the resonances between love and technology insofar as both are forms of communication and mediation.

Love  Technology and Theology

This volume explores love in the context of today's technologies. It is difficult to separate love from romanticist ideals of authenticity, intimacy and depth of relationship. These ideals resonate with theological models of love that highlight the way God benevolently created the world and continues to love it. Technologies, which are designed in response to our desires, do not necessarily enjoy this romanticist resonance, and yet they are now remodelling the world. Are technologies then antithetical to love? In this volume, leading theologians have brought together themes of theology, technology and love for the first time, exploring different areas where notions of love and technology are problematized. In a world where algorithms and artificial intelligences interact with us and shape our lives in ever more intricate and even intimate ways, we might feel attachments to and through machines that suggest sentiments of love while also changing how we think about love. Does love always have to be reciprocal? How can we enact love and care for others with technologies? Whose desires do technologies serve – consumers, corporations, creatures? This volume offers a systematic review of the challenges of living in a technologically saturated world, by means of critical application of, as well as reflection on, theological discussions about love.

Media Technologies and Posthuman Intimacy

technological love. See Dery, 'RoboCopulation'; Pettman, Human Error; Dominic Pettman, Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age, 1st ed. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2006), Love and Sex with Robots ...

Media Technologies and Posthuman Intimacy

Constructing a theory of intimacy describing processes occurring between a 'human' subject and information creations, Jan Stasienko shows in what way and in what phases that relationship is built and what its nature is. He discusses technologies and genres related to the construction of a new television message (teleprompter, interactive television forms appearing both in the analogue and digital eras), composition of the film image and specificity of cinematic technologies (peep show, hybrid animation, digital visual effects). Also new-media technologies and genres will be discussed (for example, aspects relating to computer games and Web portals making video materials available). This diversity is prompted by the desire to show that the building of intimacy protocols is not the domain of the digital era, and on the other hand, that the posthumanism of media apparatus is a wide-ranging problem, i.e. the area encompasses various vehicles findable throughout various historical periods.

Creaturely Love

In Creaturely Love, Dominic Pettman explores the ways in which desire makes us both more, and less, human.

Creaturely Love

To our modern ears the word “creature” has wild, musky, even monstrous, connotations. And yet the terms “creaturely” and “love,” taken together, have traditionally been associated with theological debates around the enigmatic affection between God and His key creation, Man. In Creaturely Love, Dominic Pettman explores the ways in which desire makes us both more, and less, human. In an eminently approachable work of wide cultural reach and meticulous scholarship, Pettman undertakes an unprecedented examination of how animals shape the understanding and expression of love between people. Focusing on key figures in modern philosophy, art, and literature (Nietzsche, Salomé, Rilke, Balthus, Musil, Proust), premodern texts and fairy tales (Fourier, Fournival, Ovid), and contemporary films and online phenomena (Wendy and Lucy, Her, memes), Pettman demonstrates that from pet names to spirit animals, and allegories to analogies, animals have constantly appeared in our writings and thoughts about passionate desire. By following certain charismatic animals during their passage through the love letters of philosophers, the romances of novelists, the conceits of fables, the epiphanies of poets, the paradoxes of contemporary films, and the digital menageries of the Internet, Creaturely Love ultimately argues that in our utilization of the animal in our amorous expression, we are acknowledging that what we adore in our beloveds is not (only) their humanity, but their creatureliness.

Identity Technologies

Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Erosfor the Information Age. New York: Fordham University Press. Phillips, Adam. 1996. Monogamy. New York: Random House. Robertson, Stephen. 2012. “Private Detectives and Privacy.

Identity Technologies

Identity Technologies is a substantial contribution to the fields of autobiography studies, digital studies, and new media studies, exploring the many new modes of self-expression and self-fashioning that have arisen in conjunction with Web 2.0, social networking, and the increasing saturation of wireless communication devices in everyday life. This volume explores the various ways that individuals construct their identities on the Internet and offers historical perspectives on ways that technologies intersect with identity creation. Bringing together scholarship about the construction of the self by new and established authors from the fields of digital media and auto/biography studies, Identity Technologies presents new case studies and fresh theoretical questions emphasizing the methodological challenges inherent in scholarly attempts to account for and analyze the rise of identity technologies. The collection also includes an interview with Lauren Berlant on her use of blogs as research and writing tools.

Phenomenology of Practice

(5) Experiencing technology aesthetically: In the The Sex Appeal of the Inorganic (2004a) and Art and Its Shadow (2004b) ... For example, Dominic Pettman, in Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age (2006), ...

Phenomenology of Practice

Max van Manen offers an extensive exploration of phenomenological traditions and methods for the human sciences. It is his first comprehensive statement of phenomenological thought and research in over a decade. Phenomenology of practice refers to the meaning and practice of phenomenology in professional contexts such as psychology, education, and health care, as well as to the practice of phenomenological methods in contexts of everyday living. Van Manen presents a detailed description of key phenomenological ideas as they have evolved over the past century; he then thoughtfully works through the methodological issues of phenomenological reflection, empirical methods, and writing that a phenomenology of practice offers to the researcher. Van Manen’s comprehensive work will be of great interest to all concerned with the interrelationship between being and acting in human sciences research and in everyday life. Max van Manen is the editor of the series Phenomenology of Practice, https://www.routledge.com/series/PPVM

Affective Economies Neoliberalism and Governmentality

242. 31. D. Pettman, Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age (New York: Fordham University Press, 2006), p. 18. 32. M. Foucault, “Technologies of the Self”, in L.H. Martin, H. Gutman and P.H. Hutton (eds.) ...

Affective Economies  Neoliberalism  and Governmentality

Advanced capitalism is characterized by a level of symbolic production that not only results in a dematerialization of labor, but also increasingly relies on highly emotional components, ranging from consumption desire to workforce management. Feelings as varied as love, anger, and desire are integral to neoliberal processes, though not in unproblematic and monolithic ways. Whereas some accounts decry capitalism’s hold on the emotional realm, as the commodified search for soul mates through online dating sites or Starbucks’ promotion of fair-trade coffee suggest, others counter that emotions represent a privileged site of resistance to market rationality. Relying on different case studies ranging from drone strikes, the 2008 economic crisis in Ireland, and marriage migration management, this volume builds on this productive tension between subjection and resistance through the lenses of the concept of governmentality. Developed by Michel Foucault, governmentality sheds light on the ways in which economic and political life are now being managed through logics of security and economic calculations. This volume explores how individuals might become emotionally attached to regimes of power that are detrimental to them, how neoliberal processes are concomitant with the valorization of certain emotional dispositions, and how affective economies might provide a site of resistance. This book was published as a special issue of Global Society.

Arts of Wonder

Love and other technologies” for abiding (in) the cloud45 Mystical theology teaches that those who want to follow the ... with the face of others on Lake Neuchatel in 2002 learned to dwell in a technologically induced cloud or blur.

Arts of Wonder

Kosky focuses on a handful of artists - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, and Andy Goldsworthy - to show how they introduce spaces hospitable to mystery and wonder, redemption and revelation, and transcendence and creation.

The Formula

... Edward 180 Love as Passion (Luhmann)109 Lovein theTime ofAlgorithms (Slater) 80,111 Love and Other Technologies (Pettman) 109 loveand sex: algorithmsand technologyfor 60–95 passim, 100–14, 257; see also ALikeWise; BeautifulPeople; ...

The Formula

What if everything in life could be reduced to a simple formula? What if numbers were able to tell us which partners we were best matched with – not just in terms of attractiveness, but for a long-term committed marriage? Or if they could say which films would be the biggest hits at the box office, and what changes could be made to those films to make them even more successful? Or even who out of us is likely to commit certain crimes, and when? This may sound like the world of science-fiction, but in fact it is just the tip of the iceberg in a world that is increasingly ruled by complex algorithms and neural networks. In The Formula, Luke Dormehl takes you inside the world of numbers, asking how we came to believe in the all-conquering power of algorithms; introducing the mathematicians, artificial intelligence experts and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who are shaping this brave new world, and ultimately asking how we survive in an era where numbers can sometimes seem to create as many problems as they solve.

Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies

His published books include Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age (2006), Human Error: Species-Being and Media Machines (2011), Look at the Bunny: Totem, Taboo, Technology (2013), In Divisible Cities ...

Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies

The first critical appraisal of Chabrol's A uvre as a whole (from 1958 to 2009)

Mobile Desires

Office of the Science and Technology Adviser (2013) 'NeXXt Scholars: Program Overview', US Department of State, 24 December. ... Pettman, D. (2006) Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for DOI: 10.1057/9781137464217.0019 140 ...

Mobile Desires

This book combines mobilities research with feminist and queer studies offering new perspectives on mobility justice. It foregrounds academic, activist, and artistic work revealing state-sponsored strategies for managing the mobility of people as mechanisms for aligning erotic and political desires with capitalist and nationalist interests.

Toward Post Ageing

Technology in an Ageing Society Katarina Friberg Felsted, Scott D. Wright ... The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society, 69–84 (Fall/Winter). ... Love and other technologies: Retrofitting eros for the information age.

Toward Post Ageing

This book examines the emergent and expanding role of technologies that hold both promise and possible peril for transforming the ageing process in this century. It discusses the points and counterpoints of technological advances that would influence a reconstruction of what it means to age when embedded in a post-human vision for a post-biological future. The book presents a provocative interdisciplinary meta-analysis that contrasts paradigms with inflection points, making the case that society has entered a new inflection point, provisionally labeled as Post Ageing. It goes on to discuss the moderate and radical versions of this inflection point and the philosophical issues that need to be addressed with the advent of post ageing activities: postponing and possibly ending ageing, primarily through technological advances. This book will be a valuable resource for professionals who wish to review the continuum of varied constructs and intersects of technologies ranging from those purporting to enhance the activities of daily living in older adults, to those that would enable the older worker to stay competitive in the labor market, to those that propose to extend longevity and ultimately, claim to transcend ageing itself—moving toward a transhumanistic domain and more specifically, a post-ageing inflection point.

Knowing the Infinite Creator

... in use and vacationing in outer space, must have used the ether and produce free energy, amongst other technologies. ... governance with spirituality and technology, and presto, all LIGHT AND LOVE FOR HUMANITY—LOVE-LIGHT FOR ALL.

Knowing the Infinite Creator

If you live as a purpose, objective driven person, a human being of persistence and substance, you will find this book very informative, a perspective of how to be successful in any of your positive endeavours, spiritual in objectivity, scientific in perspective and written with a real eye for service to other people. If your desires are only material in nature, this may not fit your profile as this book is a combination of success of spiritually and scientifically driven people, materially and spiritually with a major touch of helping other people as this is the real intention of the writer, learning and knowing how to serve others as service to others is service to the CREATOR. Abundance is a positive way of helping people and the Universe supplies everyone this wealth continuously, endlessly and without exhaustion!! Chapters I, II and III are devoted to our Maker, the Infinite Creator, Infinity, the Source Energy and names he is often called ALL THERE IS/ALL THAT IS. God gave us free will and no one, not even the Angels and the Higher Beings, RA, Christ or other Icons can violate this, otherwise they will come back to the Wisdom vibration and density of soul development. We have guardians, confederates and spiritual guides who are always there to guide us but they can never violate this rule, FREE WILL is given to us humans and all the entities of creation be they at the 4th or the seventh density of existence. Human beings have a penchant for discovery of things that have been discovered in the past. We always say we discovered, innovated or created when in fact as you read from artifacts of yore or the libraries of Nineveh discovered in Southern Iraq or Mesopotamia, almost everything we have today have been discovered or are in use during those times including lap tops, geodetic laser measuring devices, jet planes, helicopters, airplanes even tractors. Tractors are described as roaring machines that cultivates the soil in Africa. Take it from author Zechariah Sitchin and you will wonder. Thus the human being is a Creator itself created by the Maker to create beautiful things so Infinity can experience it thru us. We even duplicated and know and applied in our power systems the basic creation of God, Fusion. The olden civilizations, that in Egypt, and the Americas are filled with facts that detail achievements of the human race and teachings that are truth but today have been adulterated to appear as possible witchcraft when in fact are real descriptions of the Law of One taught by the golden people of Venus, that of RA social memory complex and the higher beings of nearby stars which can be seen at our dark night stars of Arcturus and Sirius. The Orion star are of the negative origin and their teachings are yes, negatives like that one we call Yahweh who masquerade teaching positive but in the real sense negative. Again these are the teachings of Thou Shalt Not as it gives to you the negatives. Why would you teach thou shalt not kill! You can simply say Though shall love thy neighbour as you love thyself! This is the positive way, never an inkling of bad that will definitely sink in our one year old brain, always a year old so says the adept. Our world has been a belligerent, troubled civilization as far as my memories can remember, World War I, II and the Cold War, from my childhood to the present. The nuclear bombs stored in various countries o

Blog Theory

Z Dominic Pettman, Love and Other Technologies (New York: Fordham University Press, 2006) 9. 8 Giorgio Agamben, The Coming Community, translated by Michael Hardt (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993) 1.

Blog Theory

Blog Theory offers a critical theory of contemporary media. Furthering her account of communicative capitalism, Jodi Dean explores the ways new media practices like blogging and texting capture their users in intensive networks of enjoyment, production, and surveillance. Her wide-ranging and theoretically rich analysis extends from her personal experiences as a blogger, through media histories, to newly emerging social network platforms and applications. Set against the background of the economic crisis wrought by neoliberalism, the book engages with recent work in contemporary media theory as well as with thinkers such as Giorgio Agamben, Jean Baudrillard, Guy Debord, Jacques Lacan, and Slavoj ?i?ek. Through these engagements, Dean defends the provocative thesis that reflexivity in complex networks is best understood via the psychoanalytic notion of the drives. She contends, moreover, that reading networks in terms of the drives enables us to grasp their real, human dimension, that is, the feelings and affects that embed us in the system. In remarkably clear and lucid prose, Dean links seemingly trivial and transitory updates from the new mass culture of the internet to more fundamental changes in subjectivity and politics. Everyday communicative exchangesÑfrom blog posts to text messagesÑhave widespread effects, effects that not only undermine capacities for democracy but also entrap us in circuits of domination.

Human Error

... Carl, 8, 9, 235n63 longing, lack of time for, 173 love, 89, 234n54 Love and Other Technologies (Pettman), 10 Lovecraft, H. P., 141 Lovelock, James, 144, 251n32 Lovink, Geert, 5 Lyons, John, 14 Lyotard, Jean-François: on desire, 178, ...

Human Error

Argues that humanity can be seen as a case of mistaken identity.

Orgasmology

Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age. New York: Fordham University Press, 2006. Pierce, Aaron Paul. “The Coital Alignment Technique (cat): An Overview of Studies.” Journal ofSex andMarital Therapy 26, ...

Orgasmology

In Orgasmology, Annamarie Jagose takes orgasm as her queer scholarly object, tracing the career of orgasm across the twentieth century.

Choice

44-7142 Love and other technologies. 44-6784 Love, life. Goethe. 44-6736 Lyric, meaning, and audience in the oral tradition of northern Europe. 44-6757 Lync poetry. 44-6676 M Making Renaissance art. 44-6637 Malintzin's choices.

Choice


Disturbing Argument

On the one hand, Negri's account provides a clearer way to describe where exactly argument fits into rhetorical theories of love. A variety of different technologies of deliberation (Greene, 1998) are produced by love and in turn ...

Disturbing Argument

This edited volume represents the best of the scholarship presented at the 18th National Communication Association/American Forensic Association Conference on Argumentation. This biennial conference brings together a lively group of argumentation scholars from a range of disciplinary approaches and a variety of countries. Disturbing Argument contains selected works that speak both to the disturbing prevalence of violence in the contemporary world and to the potential of argument itself, to disturb the very relations of power that enable that violence. Scholars’ essays analyze a range of argument forms, including body and visual argument, interpersonal and group argument, argument in electoral politics, public argument, argument in social protest, scientific and technical argument, and argument and debate pedagogy. Contributors study argument using a range of methodological approaches, from social scientifically informed studies of interpersonal, group, and political argument to humanistic examinations of argument theory, political discourse, and social protest, to creatively informed considerations of argument practices that truly disturb the boundaries of what we consider argument.

2021 International Conference on Applications and Techniques in Cyber Intelligence

... bioengineering and other technologies, traditional marriage values will face comprehensive challenges. ... intelligence intervenes in love decision-making and challenges the concept of free love; genetic technology prolongs human ...

2021 International Conference on Applications and Techniques in Cyber Intelligence

This book presents innovative ideas, cutting-edge findings, and novel techniques, methods, and applications in a broad range of cybersecurity and cyberthreat intelligence areas. As our society becomes smarter, there is a corresponding need to secure our cyberfuture. The book describes approaches and findings that are of interest to business professionals and governments seeking to secure our data and underpin infrastructures, as well as to individual users.

Love and Sex with Robots

11 If this is applied to our relationship with technology and artificial humans and robots then, ... be a counter transference of such fears and stigma from society onto those who would have intimacy with robots and other technologies.

Love and Sex with Robots

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Love and Sex with Robots 2016 in December 2016, in London, UK. The 12 revised papers presented together with 1 keynote were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 38 submissions. The papers of the Second International Conference have been accepted and reviewed in 2015 but could not be presented as there was no conference in 2015 but at the conference in 2016. The topics of the conferences were as follows: robot emotions, humanoid robots, clone robots, entertainment robots, robot personalities, teledildonics, intelligent electronic sex hardware, gender approaches, affective approaches, psychological approaches, sociological approaches, roboethics, and philosophical approaches. The papers from the First International Conference 2015 were as follows: The Impact of a Humanlike Communication Medium on The Development of Intimate Human Relationship Kissenger – Development of a Real-Time Internet Kiss Communication Interface for Mobile Phones Sex with Robots for Love Free Encounters The papers from the Second International Conference 2016 were as follows: Why Not Marry a Robot? Sex Robots from the Perspective of Machine Ethics Affective Labor and Technologies of Gender in Wei Yahua’s “Conjugal Happiness in the Arms of Morpheus” Teletongue: A Lollipop Device For Remote Oral Interaction ROMOT: a Robotic 3D-Movie Theater Allowing Interaction and Multimodal Experiences For the Love of Artifice 2: Attachment Influences on the Intention to buy a Sex Robot: An empirical study on influences of personality traits and personal characteristics on the intention to buy a sex robot The Cyborg Mermaid (or how technè can help the misfits fit in) Exploration of Relational Factors and the Likelihood of a Sexual Robotic Experience Robots, and Intimacies; A Preliminary Study of Perceptions of Robots and Intimacies with Robots