After the Earth : new postsingularity scenarios

2019
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article
dc.abstract.enHuman cultures have imagined the disarticulation of the spatio-temporal frameworks of history in a variety of documented ways. However, some new or emphatically modified apocalyptic scenarios have appeared since the late 1990s, when the ongoing rapid changes in the planet’s thermodynamic regime became scientifically established and a new epoch in Earth’s history was introduced. Nevertheless, it is not the aim of my article to present manifold apocalyptic visions, symptomatic of the present state of economic and ecological predicament in the face of a fast approaching singularity. Rather I intend to take a closer look at how a future after the Earth we used to know has been imagined in the last ten-odd years. Bearing in mind that the very idea of human species has been put in question by the eco-eco-crisis, I present in my article a few example of two strains of SF literature and films that concentrate upon how we will morph into another posthuman species. One of these strains shows a comeback of the world as it existed until the sixth day of creation—a world as a stage set for the re-arrival of humankind, the main actor, this time born in vitro and fathered by classic Hollywood movies. This scenario can be found in Jacek Dukaj’s "Starość Aksolotla" or in J. S. Morin’s novel cycle "Robot Geneticists", which features various developmental stages of human-machine hybrids. The other strain denounces, by contrast, the perspective of Eden revisited and instead shows a life on the damaged planet, like in Philip Reeve’s novel trilogy "Predator Cities" or in the Japanese anima "Blame!". Both strains demonstrate that Donna Haraway was right when insisting on multiple meanings of SF which can also stand for speculative fabulation - stories with multispecies players that teach us how to stay with the trouble in times when abnormality has become the norm not only in the domain of climate.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Polonistyki : Katedra Performatykipl
dc.contributor.authorSugiera, Małgorzata - 132155 pl
dc.contributor.editorKusek, Robert - 145238 pl
dc.contributor.editorPiątek, Beata - 131360 pl
dc.contributor.editorSzymański, Wojciechpl
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-21T10:01:38Z
dc.date.available2020-01-21T10:01:38Z
dc.date.issued2019pl
dc.date.openaccess24
dc.description.accesstimepo opublikowaniu
dc.description.additionalRecenzowane materiały w konferencji: "Aftermath : the fall and the rise after the event", dn. 25-27 października 2018 r., Kraków. Artykuł powstał w ramach projektu: "Performances of memory: testimonial, reconstructive and counterfactual strategies in literature and performative arts of the 20th and 21st centuries". Strona wydawcy: https://www.wuj.plpl
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dc.description.seriesTopomo / Topographies of (Post)modernity : studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature in English
dc.description.versionostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.identifier.eisbn978-83-233-7002-4pl
dc.identifier.isbn978-83-233-4718-7pl
dc.identifier.projectUMO-2014/15/G/HS2/04803pl
dc.identifier.projectROD UJ / OPpl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/146877
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
dc.pubinfoKraków : Jagiellonian University Presspl
dc.publisher.ministerialUniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowiepl
dc.rightsDozwolony użytek utworów chronionych*
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dc.sourceinfoliczba autorów 23; liczba stron 349; liczba arkuszy wydawniczych 21;pl
dc.subject.enapocalyptic scenariospl
dc.subject.entechnological singularitypl
dc.subject.enclimat changespl
dc.subject.enposthuman speciespl
dc.subject.enhuman-machine hybridspl
dc.subject.ena life on the damaged planetpl
dc.subject.enspeculative fabulationpl
dc.subject.plapokaliptyczne scenariuszepl
dc.subject.pltechnologiczna osobliwośćpl
dc.subject.plzmiany klimatupl
dc.subject.plpostludzkie gatunkipl
dc.subject.plludzko-maszynowe hybrydypl
dc.subject.plżycie na zniszczonej planeciepl
dc.subject.plspekulatywna fabulacjapl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleAfter the Earth : new postsingularity scenariospl
dc.title.alternativePo Ziemi : nowe scenariusze po końcu światapl
dc.title.containerAftermath : the fall and the rise after the eventpl
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dc.abstract.enpl
Human cultures have imagined the disarticulation of the spatio-temporal frameworks of history in a variety of documented ways. However, some new or emphatically modified apocalyptic scenarios have appeared since the late 1990s, when the ongoing rapid changes in the planet’s thermodynamic regime became scientifically established and a new epoch in Earth’s history was introduced. Nevertheless, it is not the aim of my article to present manifold apocalyptic visions, symptomatic of the present state of economic and ecological predicament in the face of a fast approaching singularity. Rather I intend to take a closer look at how a future after the Earth we used to know has been imagined in the last ten-odd years. Bearing in mind that the very idea of human species has been put in question by the eco-eco-crisis, I present in my article a few example of two strains of SF literature and films that concentrate upon how we will morph into another posthuman species. One of these strains shows a comeback of the world as it existed until the sixth day of creation—a world as a stage set for the re-arrival of humankind, the main actor, this time born in vitro and fathered by classic Hollywood movies. This scenario can be found in Jacek Dukaj’s "Starość Aksolotla" or in J. S. Morin’s novel cycle "Robot Geneticists", which features various developmental stages of human-machine hybrids. The other strain denounces, by contrast, the perspective of Eden revisited and instead shows a life on the damaged planet, like in Philip Reeve’s novel trilogy "Predator Cities" or in the Japanese anima "Blame!". Both strains demonstrate that Donna Haraway was right when insisting on multiple meanings of SF which can also stand for speculative fabulation - stories with multispecies players that teach us how to stay with the trouble in times when abnormality has become the norm not only in the domain of climate.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Polonistyki : Katedra Performatyki
dc.contributor.authorpl
Sugiera, Małgorzata - 132155
dc.contributor.editorpl
Kusek, Robert - 145238
dc.contributor.editorpl
Piątek, Beata - 131360
dc.contributor.editorpl
Szymański, Wojciech
dc.date.accessioned
2020-01-21T10:01:38Z
dc.date.available
2020-01-21T10:01:38Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2019
dc.date.openaccess
24
dc.description.accesstime
po opublikowaniu
dc.description.additionalpl
Recenzowane materiały w konferencji: "Aftermath : the fall and the rise after the event", dn. 25-27 października 2018 r., Kraków. Artykuł powstał w ramach projektu: "Performances of memory: testimonial, reconstructive and counterfactual strategies in literature and performative arts of the 20th and 21st centuries". Strona wydawcy: https://www.wuj.pl
dc.description.physicalpl
93-106
dc.description.publicationpl
0,85
dc.description.series
Topomo / Topographies of (Post)modernity : studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature in English
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.identifier.eisbnpl
978-83-233-7002-4
dc.identifier.isbnpl
978-83-233-4718-7
dc.identifier.projectpl
UMO-2014/15/G/HS2/04803
dc.identifier.projectpl
ROD UJ / OP
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/146877
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
dc.pubinfopl
Kraków : Jagiellonian University Press
dc.publisher.ministerialpl
Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie
dc.rights*
Dozwolony użytek utworów chronionych
dc.rights.licence
OTHER
dc.rights.uri*
http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/4dspace/License/copyright/licencja_copyright.pdf
dc.share.type
otwarte repozytorium
dc.sourceinfopl
liczba autorów 23; liczba stron 349; liczba arkuszy wydawniczych 21;
dc.subject.enpl
apocalyptic scenarios
dc.subject.enpl
technological singularity
dc.subject.enpl
climat changes
dc.subject.enpl
posthuman species
dc.subject.enpl
human-machine hybrids
dc.subject.enpl
a life on the damaged planet
dc.subject.enpl
speculative fabulation
dc.subject.plpl
apokaliptyczne scenariusze
dc.subject.plpl
technologiczna osobliwość
dc.subject.plpl
zmiany klimatu
dc.subject.plpl
postludzkie gatunki
dc.subject.plpl
ludzko-maszynowe hybrydy
dc.subject.plpl
życie na zniszczonej planecie
dc.subject.plpl
spekulatywna fabulacja
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Article
dc.titlepl
After the Earth : new postsingularity scenarios
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Po Ziemi : nowe scenariusze po końcu świata
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Aftermath : the fall and the rise after the event
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BookSection
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