The Pragmatogony: Information and communication Technologies and the transformation of the human subject: Pragmatogony
The term pramatogony is used to describe the situation where human subject is no longer the creator of objects, but where the creative impact of the object on the subject in shaping it to what it is is articulated: ICTs are objects like none before - these objects and human subjects reshape each other in new paradigms of existence. The implications for the humanities are vast and need thorough exploration. They do not only spell out new dimensions for the humanities (in terms of the post human) but open up new avenues for their incalculable relevance in contemporary computerised and globalised societies.
Keywords: Pragmatogony:, Information and communication technologies, the transformation of the human subject
Prof. Carel Stephanus De Beer
Researcher, Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria