Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction aims to promote the inter- and multi-disciplinary study of all aspects relating to how cyberculture, cyberpunk and science fiction and how significant perspectives can be brought to bear on the nature of what it is to be human and the understanding of what it means for human beings to live in communities.
The project will initially centre around an annual conference held each August in Eastern and Central Europe, and the United Kingdom. The work of the project is to be supported by an email discussion group, ISSN ejournal, ISBN publication series and an evolving research and resource centre.
The project will seek to identify, develop and explore a number of key themes;
- the relationship between cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction
- science fiction and cyberpunk as a medium for exploring the nature of persons
- humans, cyborgs and the biotechnology
- human and post-human politics
- bodies in cyberculture
- gender and cyberspace
- electronic persons, community and identity
- nature, enhancing nature, and artificial intelligence
- Cyberpolitics, cyberdemocracy, cyberterror
- religion and spirituality
- technology vs. the natural; cyberculture and the green movement
This only an indicative list – all persons with an interest in and who wish to offer an insight into the themes of the project are welcome to become involved. Please contact the Project Leaders for further information.