Mamoru Oshii's exploration of the potentialities of consciousness in a globalised capitalist network
Lozano Méndez, Artur (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Traducció i d'Interpretació i d'Estudis de l'Àsia Oriental)

Data: 2015
Resum: This paper offers a classification of imaginative approaches to the possibilities of transhuman and posthuman forms of life and the potentialities they entail regarding sentient, intelligent consciousness. The analysis focuses on the speculative work and proposals by director Oshii Mamoru in his anime film adaptations of the manga Ghost in the Shell. Building on a postmodern sensibility regarding politics, economics, social organisation, history and the concept of humanity, Oshii explores all the dimensions that come into play in building a person's subjectivity as he wonders where people would turn to if the modernist markers of selfhood stop being relevant: body, mind, the Subject, national history and culture. With or without transhuman enhancements, regardless of the modality of consciousness, Oshii implies that self-consciousness implies a degree of anxiety (不安, fuan) and each individual has to do their own exploring and reach an awareness that enables them to escape an alienated existence.
Drets: Tots els drets reservats
Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Matèria: Transhumanism ; Posthumanism ; Consciousness ; Anime ; Science fiction
Publicat a: Electronic journal of contemporary Japanese studies, Vol. 15, núm. 3 (2015) , p. e12, ISSN 1476-9158

Adreça original: http://japanesestudies.org.uk/ejcjs/vol15/iss3/lozano-mendez.html


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