A Picture Book of Invisible Worlds: Semblances of insects and humans in Jakob von Uexküll’s laboratory

Stephen Loo, Undine Sellbach

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Abstract

In the opening chapter of his book The Open, Giorgio Agamben describes a thirteenth century miniature depicting the messianic banquet where the members of humanity who remain are illustrated with animal heads. Agamben reads the image to suggest that on the last days of the world, human and animal natures will be transformed, in the sense that humans will become (like) animals, reconciled with their animal natures so to speak.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeing Human
Subtitle of host publicationBetween Animals and Technology
EditorsRon Broglio, Frederick Young
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Chapter4
Pages42-61
Number of pages20
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781317610311
ISBN (Print)9781138807860
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2015

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Loo, S., & Sellbach, U. (2015). A Picture Book of Invisible Worlds: Semblances of insects and humans in Jakob von Uexküll’s laboratory. In R. Broglio, & F. Young (Eds.), Being Human: Between Animals and Technology (1st ed., pp. 42-61). Taylor & Francis. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781317610311