Technical objects in the biological century

Mackenzie, Adrian (2012) Technical objects in the biological century. Zeitschrift für Medien und Kulturforschung, 12 (1). pp. 151-168.

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Abstract

How does a computer operating system such as Linux differ from a microbe? This paper explores how technical objects are envisaged in the »century of biology«. Via the work of Gilbert Simondon, it asks what modes of existence biotechnical objects will display. The processes of abstraction and concretisation taking place in the field of synthetic biology offer one way to address these questions.

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Journal Article
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Zeitschrift für Medien und Kulturforschung
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62665
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04 Mar 2013 16:49
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Yes
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Published
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