Permaculture as a model to redesign our relationship to disabilities (Part 1)

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Technology has populated the relationship we have with our health. We can now monitor it and alter it via technological interventions, and through our phones. Medicine, AI, and robotics merge in elaborate ways to improve our quality of life. But this cannot be done till there is nothing more than our brain left, as we are embodied brains and embrained bodies in a fluid relation with our environment. Bearing in mind the developments occurred in health sciences due its partnership with technology, we can assume that in a near future we will all be assemblages of biological matter, electronics, robotics, and metal.
Chronic pain is a disability, and as such it is not a given condition but one that depends on how much society is built on the concept of ableness. It places their bearer in a liminal place by dismissing their agency and displacing them to a state of unrecognition. As shown by inspecting chronic pain, it is apparent that secluding our vulnerability from the rest of the society, the world, and the matter, results in a complete degradation. The elimination of differences is a way to bring societies towards monoculture, where diversity of is seen as unproductive and as a threat to the integrity of the system. Monocultural plantations are not sustainable. Therefore, we need to rethink our relationship to technology when it comes to assisting us. The permaculture ethics of Earth care, people care and fair share can assist us in this task.
Aikajakso6 heinäk. 2022
Tapahtuman otsikkoPhilosophy of Human-Technology Relations: Designing the Techno-Anthropocene
Tapahtuman tyyppiConference
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