Luciana Parisi

Dr. Parisi is best known for her research on nonlinear or endosymbiotic dynamics of evolution in information transmission. She has worked extensively on the impact of cybernetics to an understanding of media culture with the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit. She has published various articles in Tekhnema, Parallax, Ctheory, Social Text, Mute, TCS concerning the relation between science (molecular biology, chaos and complexity theories, quantum physics, endosymbiosis, Darwinism and neo-Darwinism) technology (digital technologies and biotechnologies) and ontological evolution in nature and capitalism. Her research has also focused on the impact of biotechnologies on the notions of the body, sex, femininity and desire. In 2004 she published Abstract Sex: Philosophy, Biotechnology and the Mutations of Desire. Her interest in interactive media technologies has also led her to research the relation between image and sound, synaesthesia and affect, and the generative simulation of perceptive space. Currently she is working on the bionic transformation of the architectural sensorium of the body.

Publications:
2006 "The nanoengineering of desire” article for ‘Queering the Non-Human’, a special issue of the UK Journal Sexualities, Studies in Culture and Society, Noreen Giffney and Myra J. Hird (eds.), Sage Publications, (invited contributor, submitted and accepted, under revision).
2006 "Generative Classification” entry for Problematizing Global Knowledge and the New Encyclopaedia Project. Theory, Culture, Society, Volume 23, No. 2-3.
2006 "Biotech: life by contagion”, article for Special Issue on ‘Life’s (re)-emergence: Philosophy, Culture, and Politics’, Theory, Culture and Society, Mike Featherstone (eds.),
2005 (with Steve Goodman) "The affect of nanoterror”, article for Special Issue on ‘Biopolitics’, Culture Machine, Vol 6.
Position currently held: Lecturer/Convenor of MA Interactive Media, Centre for Cultutural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

E-Mail: l.parisi@gold.ac.uk


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