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4-30-2020

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Posthumanism embodies a wide-ranging scope of philosophies, including works of transhumanism dealing with cybernetics or androids. Few works treat advanced technological developments like A.I. and androids as equal to, or companions to humanity. In many literary works in the genre of posthumanism, the lead characters are humans after the collapse or evolution of modern societies. Despite potentials for future technology to be equally as intelligent as humans, there remains a limited number of stories treating android or A.I. characters as main characters and narrative lenses. This project developed a posthumanist narrative that grapples with questions of humanity, spirituality, and environment through sequential storytelling. This work adds a critical piece of reflection to the body of posthumanist works by serving as one of a few stories where the main character is not human, and the nature of posthumanism explored is that of a world after the time of humankind. Instead of encapsulating a purely entertaining story of science fiction, this work that delves into issues of rapid environmental degradation and the ever-evolving levels and functions of technology present in our world and our near future.

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Strange Frequencies: Development of a Post-Human Sequential Narrative

Posthumanism embodies a wide-ranging scope of philosophies, including works of transhumanism dealing with cybernetics or androids. Few works treat advanced technological developments like A.I. and androids as equal to, or companions to humanity. In many literary works in the genre of posthumanism, the lead characters are humans after the collapse or evolution of modern societies. Despite potentials for future technology to be equally as intelligent as humans, there remains a limited number of stories treating android or A.I. characters as main characters and narrative lenses. This project developed a posthumanist narrative that grapples with questions of humanity, spirituality, and environment through sequential storytelling. This work adds a critical piece of reflection to the body of posthumanist works by serving as one of a few stories where the main character is not human, and the nature of posthumanism explored is that of a world after the time of humankind. Instead of encapsulating a purely entertaining story of science fiction, this work that delves into issues of rapid environmental degradation and the ever-evolving levels and functions of technology present in our world and our near future.