Telepresence after Death

This paper examines some of the increasingly sophisticated attempts by humans to evoke the presence of themselves or others after death and considers these efforts in the context of telepresence theory and research. Potential future research and ethical implications are also addressed.

Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter

The semiotic turn, the interpretative turn, the cultural turn: it seems that at every turn lately every thing—even materiality—is turned into a matter of language or some other form of cultural representation. The ubiquitous puns on matter do not, alas, mark a rethinking of the key concepts (materiality and signification) and the relationship between them.…