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Technohumanity: Films as a Lens for Examining How Humans and Technology Co-shape the World
by Buffington, Chelsea, Ph.D., Salve Regina University, 2018, 197; 10808905
Abstract (Summary)

Utilizing a postphenomenological lens, in this study, I analyze Human Security Era (1990s–2010s), techno-futurist films as case studies to explore how humans and technology can and do co-shape a more harmonious world, resulting in TechnoHumanity. To build a techno-humane world, humans must find a way to spur technological innovation and advancement, embedding ethics in design to avoid a dystopian path to dehumanization. Films, and specifically the content or text of the films, provide case studies for a postphenomenological analysis to explore designed, in-design, and future technologies and their interrelationship with humanity.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Catterson, Troy
Commitee: Habib, Khalil, O'Callaghan, Sean
School: Salve Regina University
Department: Humanities
School Location: United States -- Rhode Island
Source: DAI-A 79/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy, Film studies
Keywords: Ethics, Film, Humanity, Postphenomenology, Technohumanism, Technology
Publication Number: 10808905
ISBN: 978-0-355-88243-8
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