March 7th 2011-03-07 t IEEB01
x It humans that has motivation, or enslaved by non-human intellect
x Black box- Latour .. hacketen, sociological, phshical, chemical, biological forces.. wen you have
everything thing enroled than becomes a black box
x Interests- tech sociÆ it is society undermine the distinction.. we disregard how tech is
x Marx- historicalÆ it machine put use in the industrial phase which is dehumanizing.. reduce the
amount of time.. machine that derives .. historical shit-(subjective.. objective technical
x Foucoult- history.. does have continnutity of epistems .. the age of confinement .. like in the 18th
19th century.. not assume to apply wat he said
o Taking us through Victorian culture... espically imp abut Victoriran England & empire
o Concepts of the monsterous- were racist?...1) natural to classify efficient for cognition
processing 2)ideas emerge from certain situation.. Victorian had their own period hard
to tell if they were racist or not t see Foucaoult one step to the nextÆlinear kind of
history... mental aysulms .. monsterous become naturalized given scientific
explaination.. scientific society arise due to Bacon.. there is nothing about the natural it
shifts and changes**.. remember Franci Bacon.. monsters were separate
catergory(natural science).. social science.. bwt these catergoies you have the history o
marvel.. the history of the monsterous.
o Silver& Alison t it defies easy monster classification.. it actually interferes with our
natural catergoricaatio.. example.. there are things in this world.. classical inventory
system break down.. Silver changelings to racil mixing, devolution .. brings up pthe issue
ZÇ]]ÇXX]vu}(u]XX}vPXôñ^the creature.. retard.. stange hybrids.. actually
categories..//it not just literary tradition.. these are ppl readin sicience of the time..
o Author of traditional changeling.. frightmening monsters
o Mosters is sign standing for something else- sense of otherness.. Victorian anxiety .. the
uncertainty felt by middle class Britsh...
o Changing bwt to worlds ex: fiary- meant redifing the human.. silver is showing as simple
catergories historically moving.. humans and figurnatives..