Theoretically, it would follow a trajectory through Heidegger, the GOMS Model, Lucy Suchman, Donna Haraway, Paul Dourish, Rosalind Picard, Pelle Ehn, and Shaowen Bardzell.
Practically, it would cover a spectrum from HCI’s orgins with Douglas Engelbart’s Mother of All Demos, to Ivan Sutherland, Myron Krueger, Muriel Cooper, Natalie Jeremijenko, David Rokeby, and Char Davies; review many contemporary practitioners (like Micha Cárdenas, Suzanne Kite, and Sougwen Chung); and finish with an ethical consideration of future brain machine interface-implantations through an autopsy of NeuraLink seen as neo-colonialist occupation of unceded neurological primate tissue during material testing phases.
It is about ethical failure. The futility of activism. An ongoing catastrophe. And the absurd circular complicity of appetite.
Our own deaths entangled with those of other species. The energy we use toxic to the earth.
Bred, born, fed, and killed in a concentration camp. You never see sky. You never know family.
Low weight, low yield, tactical weapons. Firing controlled by Ai. Sporadic errors.
Lockdown borders, patriotism, insular communities, and inequitable suffering.
We need an Ethics of Unified Relational Systems.
+ a WEHO: World Equal Health Organization. And a liquid democracy where every economic, gendered, aged, and neurological layer of society is proportionally represented by someone from their community.
60 billion vertebrate land animals
killed annually for food.
Smeared blind enemy-empathy constraints adjusted for survival over eons of tribal warfare may be ill-adapted for a world of networked Ai.
"— We have developed the Cancer rainbow (Crainbow) mouse platform to generate user-defined, reliable, and multiplexed models of tumorigenesis in a single genetically tractable system." & "The Crainbow platform will decentralize mouse engineering thereby transforming mouse model development into a user-defined commodity"
"— Lentivirus-based transgenic cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) expressing human MeCP2 in the brain exhibit autism-like behaviours and show germline transmission of the transgene."
"— Here we present a new stereotaxic method that improves on traditional approaches by reducing costs, training, surgical time, and aiding repeatability. The RatHat brain implantation system is a 3D printable stereotaxic device for rats that is fabricated prior to surgery and fits to the shape of the skull. "
"— The feasibility of blastocyst complementation using cloned porcine embryos allows experimentation toward the in vivo generation of functional organs from xenogenic pluripotent stem cells in large animals."
A brutal blind animal is in us.
Homo Sapiens cause extinctions.
Time is not a feature film.
If radical feminist Alexandra Kollontai was alive now, she would be vegan.
Cheese, yogurt, and ice cream are all feminist issues.
Factory farm dairy cows are caged, forcibly impregated, female slaves.
Mason, Jim and Mary Finelli. 2006. "Brave New Farm?" In Linda Kalof and Amy Fitzgerald (eds.), The Animals Reader: The Essential Classic and Contemporary Writings , 158-170. Oxford, UK: Berg.