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    Body Horror 2.0

    EVA Copenhagen 2018 - Politics of the Machines - Art and After

    Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 - 17 May 2018


    Ian Haig



    Increasingly the contemporary media landscape and the ubiquitous digital screen can be considered as extensions of ourselves. While our bodies are augmented and extended by a variety of contemporary media. The rational, logical and ordered world of the machine operates as the aesthetic opposite to our own bodies, which are messy, irrational and illogical. In this paper I will discuss how technology can remind us and bring us back to the wet reality of our corporeal ‘meat’ bodies. Body horror 2.0 is a updated version of body horror via the lens of the contemporary media machine. Technology advances at an increasingly rapid rate, while we remain trapped within Darwinian husks of meat we carry around with us called the human body.


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