New to the Community

edited December 3 in Community

Hello all,

I'm new to the community! However I'm fascinated and would love to know more about it's conception and objectives (if there are unified shared objectives...by no means does there have to be). I'm currently reading Foucault's writing on Bio-power and I'm wondering to what extent has his writing influenced people here? If he even has?

I should say before hand, that I am a Masters student studying Medical Anthropology in London. My interests are primarily in the democratisation of science and the extraordinary forms in which people are challenging elitism in the bio-industries.
I do not want to overstep here or proceed to look into a community, without a general acceptance of my being here beforehand. While I understand it is hard to know 100% online that this is acceptable, for clarity I would like to make my presence known, say a quick hello and hopefully engage in interesting conversation.

Thank you!

Comments

  • IDK I'm currently wary of brits after the samppa bbc incident, jk ( maybe a little bit serious) there aren't many unified objectives besides augmenting human bodies, The conception of it varies depending on who you ask the site has a set history but the movement doesn't yet, Steve Haworth Samppa and a few others all lay claim to being foundational to the movement but I and I think a good few others would disagree

  • Thank you for your response. I can understand your being wary. Any institution or researcher that lays claim to understanding and "summing up" such a wide and varied movement feels unrealistic. It is definitely not my intention to do so, and I will keep in mind the fact that many have arrived to the community through multiple pathways with different intentions.
    Out of curiosity, what happened with the Samppa incident and the bbc?

  • @Zwytechhacker said:
    IDK I'm currently wary of brits after the samppa bbc incident, jk ( maybe a little bit serious) there aren't many unified objectives besides augmenting human bodies, The conception of it varies depending on who you ask the site has a set history but the movement doesn't yet, Steve Haworth Samppa and a few others all lay claim to being foundational to the movement but I and I think a good few others would disagree

    Thank you for your response. I can understand your being wary. Any institution or researcher that lays claim to understanding and "summing up" such a wide and varied movement feels unrealistic. It is definitely not my intention to do so, and I will keep in mind the fact that many have arrived to the community through multiple pathways with different intentions.
    Out of curiosity, what happened with the Samppa incident and the bbc?

  • look it up they were trying to get him in trouble with the law

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