Author Archives: Johannes Schick

Johannes F.M. Schick is an associated researcher of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities of the University of Cologne. His research focuses on interdisciplinary (techno-)anthropology, French epistemology and the relation of anthropology to philosophy.
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Multiple Modes of Being Human

(Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the Thematic Series Data Swarms Revisited) In the last couple of years, I have been toying around with the ideas of “modes of humanism,” “inventing new modes of being human,” and modes of existence, such as data swarms and the pre-, post-, and transhuman. However, I was never really able to wrap my head around the question, what it really means when Bergson, Simondon, and others speak about the possibilities of “new modes of being human.” Modes of being human signify a multiplicity of possible forms of being human. These forms differ historically and culturally. (read more...)