Digital Transformation in Media & Society
Transformation of the Body From Phantasy to DigitalGülay Er Pasin
The study demonstrates the ways that scientific and technological developments have enabled artists to re-imagine the transformation of the body. Such a re-imaging reaches back to mythology, literature and cinema throughout the ages. With this broad aim, this chapter presents a historical framework using a descriptive approach, supported by typical and representative examples. This reveals how, under the influence of digitalization and scientific and technological developments, new concepts become describable in works of art. These include abstract concepts including embodiment and vitality, along with concepts of transformation such as mind uploading, biohacking, mind, self, AI and machine learning.