Filmed by Luke Robert Mason and hosted on the Virtual Futures Vimeo pages. Luke also kindly helped us film an interview with Steve at the same time about social media & academic publishing – coming soon
A video from TED Warwick where Steve Fuller talks about the problem of defining humanity. He has a new book out on this subject – Humanity 2.0: What it Means to be Human Past, Present and Future.
This is Part One of an unscripted talk presented by Steve Fuller (in his office at the University of Warwick, UK, in September 2011) as a ‘Festvideo’ (cf. Festschrift) in honour of Eugene Rosa of Washington State University, one of America’s foremost sociologists of the environment. The video appears in two parts, and centres on Rosa’s long-standing appeal to the ‘I=PAT’ formula for environmental impact. The formula is explained in this part of the talk. Many of Rosa’s papers may be found here: http://cooley.libarts.wsu.edu/rosa/vita.pdf
This is Part Two of Fuller’s talk (see Part One for more details). This part gets more fully into the ‘posthuman challenge’, including the proposal that people may wish to ‘live fast, die young’ in the future. Thanks to Mark Carrigan for astutely observing that people may wish to achieve this state by drugs rather than fast food….