This talk is part of a discussion series consisting of three sessions on the relationships between society, space and nature, and how they are currently being transformed both theoretically and by technological and environmental changes in the world.



N Katherine Hayles is the keynote speaker for the second event in this series. Professor of English and Media Arts at UCLA, she has written extensively on literature, science and technology, becoming one of the foremost theorists of the posthuman. Recent publications include Writing Machines, from MIT Press, and the multiple award winning How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics which ranges from the science-fiction of Philip K Dick to Norbert Wiener’s cybernetics and Claude Shannon’s information theory. Hayles will be joined by Doreen Massey and Dominic Willsdon.