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Piotr Celiński

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin (Poland)

Piotr Celiński (PhD) is a digital media theorist and author, culture animator and curator, and assistant professor at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland. He is author and editor of Interfaces. Digital technologies in communication (Wrocław 2010); Postmedia. Digital code and data bases (2013); Cultural codes of digital technologies (2011); Mindware: The technologies of dialogue (2012). He is also co-founder and board member of the Digital Culture Institute Foundation (www.kulturacyfrowa.org).

Articles of Piotr Celiński

Biomedia and Anthropology of Gestures and Body

The essay is based on two central notions developed by Vilém Flusser: 1) life can be considered as a design project; 2) we are in need of a new anthropology of gestures. It moves from the modern understanding of technology, digital media and its cybernetic regime, to discover biomedia and their ability to invade and conquer bodies, senses and gestures. In the light of this new bio-techno-cultural constellation where media are used to design gestures, old questions about subjectivity, media and communication remain fundamental yet they ought to be reinterpreted.

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