Technohumanity: Films as a Lens for Examining How Humans and Technology Co-shape the World

Chelsea Buffington, Salve Regina University

Abstract

Utilizing a postphenomenological lens, in this study, I analyze Human Security Era (1990s–2010s), techno-futurist films as case studies to explore how humans and technology can and do co-shape a more harmonious world, resulting in TechnoHumanity. To build a techno-humane world, humans must find a way to spur technological innovation and advancement, embedding ethics in design to avoid a dystopian path to dehumanization. Films, and specifically the content or text of the films, provide case studies for a postphenomenological analysis to explore designed, in-design, and future technologies and their interrelationship with humanity.^

Subject Area

Philosophy of science|Philosophy|Film studies

Recommended Citation

Buffington, Chelsea, "Technohumanity: Films as a Lens for Examining How Humans and Technology Co-shape the World" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations. AAI10808905.
https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/dissertations/AAI10808905

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