TECHNOCULTURE/TECHNOSCIENCE These compound terms produced from the conjunction of ‘technology’ with either ‘science’ or ‘culture’ are used by a range of theorists to explore the perception that contemporary thought and society are being increasingly influenced by developments in technology. Ideas of technoculture and technoscience play important roles in debates within postmodernism, deconstruction and posthumanism.

A key precursor to theoretical thought about technoscience is the work of philosopher Martin Heidegger, who argues that ‘the essence of modern technology… is identical with the essence of modern metaphysics’ (Heidegger 1977: 116), or, in simpler terms, that in modernity technological explanations of the ways in which nature ...

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