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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 256; https://doi.org/10.3390/IS4SI-2017-04119

Biohacking: New Do-It-Yourself Practices as Technoscientific Work between Freedom and Necessity

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)—Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (KIT-ITAS), 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Published: 9 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY)
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If one contends that ‘hacking’ has become a crucial cultural practice in—and, to some extent, in opposition to—digital capitalism [1–4], one may argue that ‘biohacking’, i.e., the extension of this practice to medical and biotechnologies and the life sciences, would constitute a key driver of the informatisation of the realm of life, as driven by processes of technoscientific convergence in the information paradigm ([5], 72ff.).[...]
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