Somatechnics

The Somatechnics Research Network is an international group of researchers who reflect on the mutual inextricability of embodiment and technology. It was first organized at Macquarie University in Sydney and is now hosted by the University of Arizona in Tucson. We publish the peer-reviewedSomatechnics journal, sponsor conferences and symposia at universities around the world, maintain a database of affiliated scholars, and moderate online discussions of ongoing developments in the field.  More

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Somatechnics presents thoroughly multi-disciplinary scholarship on the body, providing a space for research that critically engages with the ethico-political implications of a wide range of practices and techniques. The term ‘somatechnics’ indicates an approach to corporeality which considers it as always already bound up with a variety of technologies, techniques and technics, thus enabling an examination of the lived experiences engendered within a given context, and the effects that technologies, technés and techniques have on embodiment, subjectivity and sociality. 

Fully peer-reviewed, Somatechnics seeks contributions that present innovative examinations of the interplay between bodily being and the technological context in which it occurs. The journal publishes articles and special issues on topics such as the (soma)technics of racialization, ‘terror’, movement, spatialization, size(ing), reproduction, consumption, gender, medicine, information, gaming, film, nation, globalization, ecology, bioscience, law, sexuality, family, education, health, visuality and ancestry. The journal is published through Edinburgh University Press in Scotland.