Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Wherein Percy Bysshe Shelley Makes an Unexpected Cameo

Nothing against robots and cyborgs, they are, if anything, the life's blood of this blog, but Romantic Poet poster child Percy Bysshe Shelley was no fool, and what he has to share here, in a selection from Queen Mab, is sobering and inspiring.


  1. For a systemic look at a similar idea, check out Humberto Maturana, who got famous when, with his friend Francisco Varuela, came up with the idea of autopoiesis in the way a frog thinks about a fly. His essay, METADESIGN:Human beings versus machines, or machines as instruments of human designs? brings the robotic into the poetic, back again, into the theory of desire. hmmm.

  2. Anonymous2:18 AM

    That quote should be on the course syllabus!