Beyond Humanism: Deconstructing the Human, Transhuman, and Posthuman in Africa and Beyond

Conceptions of transhumanism and posthumanism have been rooted in the material reality of the west, mistaking the specific for the universal. Where does this leave Africa? The Eleventh Beyond Humanism conference just ended in Lille, France. The program focused on critical posthumanism and transhumanism. The event brought together various scholars, activists, and artists who weighed […] Read more

Liberty, Equality and Security – They Must Stand Together or Fall

Benjamin Franklin said “those that would sacrifice essential liberty for a little temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security.” John Adams echoes that “Those who trade liberty for security have neither.” Many today consider that liberty is a necessary trade off for security. I would go further, and argue that the supposed conflicts between liberty, […] Read more