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HOMO COMFORT



Maggio 2019
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Homo Comfort

Over the last few decades the centuries-long technological development has acquired a momentous pace. Technology has given humanity the means to mitigate much of the hardships that plagued human life in the past, opening up the possibility to lead a life as comfortable as never before. Today such hyper-technological development has lead to the emergence of a new human species: homo comfort. Today, every aspect of our lives, from the cradle to the grave, has been radically affected by this hyper-technological escalation. What are the human costs of this all-encompassing technology? What its impact on our senses? Which embodied knowledge has been lost as a consequence? These are urgent questions that we to deal with today in order to address the looming environmental collapse.

Stefano Boni (Roma, 1970) teaches Cultural Anthropology and Political Anthropology at the universities of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is the author of Vivere senza padroni, antropologia della sovversione quotidiana (2006) and Culture e poteri, un approccio antropologico (2011) both published by elčuthera.