Wetware

Title

Wetware

Subject

Technology's impact on the human body, interactions and life

Description

Wetware is the human remnant which is left behind in the electronic era, while the mind takes a trip. This body, which consists of 70% water, has turned out to be the weakest link in technology. This has become visible now that the machines, which used to accompany us as prostheses, have become implanted with the introduction of V I R T U A L R E A L I T Y

For the first time, the user, with the technology of virtual reality can wander around and about in the electronic space. In Wetware, diverse authors describe the state the body finds itself in, what it's boundaries are, and the illusions imposed upon the B O D Y by the imagination. What is the wetware's answer to the challenges posed by hard- and software.

This First Summer Festival Publication contains essays and manifestos on; the symbiosis of human, beast and machine; cosmetics as amour; neo-nature and artificial temperature, the theatre of coughing fits and hacks; Jehfihug's boat trip; theoretical fashion; loneliness in suburbia; and the musicality of the autonomous engine.

Creator

Geert Lovink, Rik Delhass

Source

1991 Zomerfestijn Summer Festival events/talks/etc

Publisher

Zomerfestijn Summer Festival

Date

1991

Contributor

DFM radion-television International, Marijn van der Jagr, G. X. Jupitter-Larsen, Hubert Lepka, Arjen Mulder, Win Nijenhuis, Anton Simons, Sonja Snoek, Sweet Aften, Victor Wentink, V2 Organization, Lex Wouterloot

Format

96 pages

Language

Dutch, English

Type

Technology (the internet, artificial intelligence, etc) and the effect it has on us as people and artists

Identifier

WCBK0109

Coverage

Den Haag, Netherlands

Collection

Citation

Geert Lovink, Rik Delhass, “Wetware ,” WPB, accessed December 12, 2019, https://tpb.worm.org/items/show/12980.

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