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Ribbon of Darkness: Inferencing from the Shadowy Arts and Sciences

Barbara Maria Stafford


Imagine these essays as cross-disciplinary field trips exploring the inscrutable digital networks and ineffable Big Data characterizing our uncertain times. Taken together, they trace a dark thread running through the bright techno-utopian rhetoric on AI, Alternative Realities, gene editing, cognitive enhancement. Addressing opaque inventions and ambiguous concepts—involving the technological, the theological, the neurological, the cultural—this book questions whether key contemporary arts and sciences have embraced a misunderstood “romantic” ideal of creativity without constraint or forethoug ... More

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, BioArts, Neuroethics, Techno-Utopia, Aesthetics, Cognition, Inscrutability, New Media, Romanticism, Theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226630489
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226630656.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Maria Stafford, author
University of Chicago