Media technologies and their people. A post-humanistic view
Inspired by Donna Haraway’s writings, the author indicates that a significant part of post-humanities could be regarded as a reflection on technologies, of which the digital and network (so-called new) media seem to show a particularly strong non-anthropocentric potential. This reflection, distinct from earlier established technophilic and technophobic positions, lies within the framework of critical posthumanism. The scientific and artistic undertakings mentioned in the article, but also the daily encounters of humans and machines are shown as cyborgising phenomena. Accentuating the nonhuman agency and reassembling the organic and non-organic, the relations between people and technology have grown to be a challenge for “ontological hygiene” and bring about many epistemological and ethical tasks.