Francesca Ferrando

Francesca Ferrando
New York University | NYU · Faculty of Liberal Studies

PhD in Philosophy, MA in Gender Studies

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Hi, my name is Francesca Ferrando, Ph.D in Philosophy, M.A. in Gender Studies. I teach Philosophy at NYU, Program of Liberal Studies. I have published extensively on the topic of Post- and Transhumanism. I am one of the founders of the NY Posthuman Research Group. US magazine “ORIGIN” named me one of the 100 Top Creatives making change in the world, which I am truly grateful for. I was also awarded the Prize "Sainati" with the Acknowledgment of the President of Italy. Info: WWW.THEPOSTHUMAN.ORG

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"Posthuman" has become an umbrella term to refer to a variety of different movements and schools of thought, including philosophical, cultural, and critical posthumanism; transhumanism (in its variations of extropianism, liberal and democratic transhumanism, among others); the feminist approach of new materialisms; the heterogeneous landscape of an...
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This study aims to shed light on the debate about the futures of gender, by taking into account its significance in the current development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), cyborg technologies and robotics. Its reflections are sustained by empirical data obtained between November 2010 and January 2011, when the author engaged in a study related to...
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In the emerging field of Posthuman Studies, extensive debate has been formulated on what is Posthumanism. The main focus has been directed towards the contents and meanings of a posthuman paradigm shift, while the methodology employed to reflect upon has hardly been disputed. This statement argues the potential of Posthumanism as a research method,...
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This article aims to reassemble a feminist genealogy of the posthuman in the arts, with a specific focus on the visual works conceived by female artists after the rise of what has been retrospectively defined as first-wave Feminism. Starting with the main avant-garde movements of the first half of the twentieth century—specifically, Futurism, Dadai...
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This is the widget of Francesca Ferrando's monograph "Philosophical Posthumanism" (Bloomsbury 2019). Preface by Rosi Braidotti. Abstract: The notion of 'the human' is in need of urgent redefinition. At a time of radical bio-technological developments, and in light of the political and environmental imperatives of our age, the term 'posthuman' pro...
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This article accounts for an environmental standpoint to be part of the post-human approach by accessing the post-human as a post-humanism, a post-anthropocentrism and a post-dual-ism. The main goal of this paper is to call for a post-anthropocentric turn by emphasizing the fact that the Anthropocene and the actual ecological collapse are only the...
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This article wishes to unveil the relevance of spirituality in the genealogy of Cultural, Critical and Philosophical Posthumanism. In its genealogical endeavor, this article expands the lens of the posthuman outside of Western academia, to Eastern traditions of thought such as Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Yoga and Tantrism. This article wishes to r...
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This chapter responds to the urgency for reflecting on the large-scale ethical and ecological implications, socio-political challenges and technological preconditions of space migration , by highlighting the importance of treating outer space in relation to Earth, and not as a separated otherness. Instead of the utilitarian view, which perceives sp...
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Correction to: Palgrave Communications (2016) 2, Article number: 16011. doi: 10.1057/palcomms.2016.11; Published 10 May 2016; Updated 19 May 2016 The statement “This article is published as part of a collection dedicated to multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives on gender studies.” was incorrectly inserted at the end of the Introduction.
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The year 2014. A search for ‘utopian sci-fi movies’ in Google reveals only one type of result: a list of dystopian movies where utopia is paired with dystopia, in tales of failed utopian projects. Envisaging the future does not create the future per se, but it has an impact in the generative power that such an imagination can perform in the actual...
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Questo numero della Camera Blu è un importante contributo agli studi di genere e al postumano per diverse ragioni. Attualmente, il postumanesimo è entrato a far parte del discorso accademico piú alla moda. Questa svolta rappresenta, da un lato, una grande opportunità di riforma sociale, dato che l'antropocentrismo sta portando a un disastro eco-amb...
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This is the entire Special Issue "Gender and The Posthuman" published by the peer-review Journal "La camera blu", University of Naples "Federico II" (Italy). It is a collection of articles by notable authors, including Prof. Rosi Braidotti, on the topic of gender and the posthuman. Some articles are written in English, others are in Italian, in a f...
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NOTE: This is the Self-Archive version of: Ferrando, F. "Of Posthuman Born: Gender, Utopia and the Posthuman" In: Handbook on Posthumanism in Film and Television. Edited by Carbonell, C., Hauskeller, M., Philbeck, T. Published by Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, pp. 269-278. ISBN 978-1-137-43032-8 Web: http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137430311 For the...
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Published in: Ranisch, R. & Sorgner, S. L. (2014) Post- and Transhumanism: An Introduction. S.L. Peter Lang Publisher. Pages: 213-226 Abstract: The 21st Century has ushered in a redefinition of the body by cybernetic and biotechnological developments. The concept of “human” has been broadly challenged, while “posthuman” and “transhuman” have become...
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This article is a general introduction to Posthumanism; it also investigates the posthuman turn in its relation to Feminism. As a scholar, Posthumanism is something you want to know about. Not only will it enrich your academic work, but it will add invaluable perspectives to your existence.
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This article is conceived as an intellectual patchwork of visions and notions, which are considered focal to the development of a posthuman cosmo-ontology. It wishes to experiment in its form, as well as in its contents, in line with the post-dualistic attitude of the posthuman: the " how " is the " what ". It is inspired by Nietzsche's Thus Spoke...

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Italian edition "Il Postumanesimo Filosofico e le Sue Alterità" (2016), Edizioni Ets, Pisa. Introduction by Prof. Rosi Braidotti. This book was awarded the philosphical proze "Vittorio Sainati" with the acknowledgment of the President of Italy.