Wegenstein, Bernadette. Getting Under the Skin: The Body and Media Theory. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2006.
In this book Weggensgtein address our “technogenesis” (our coeveolution, as a living species-being, with technics). She makes the argument that due to deep-seated changes we have undergone with regards to technology we now possess an “organ instead of a body.” What this means is that we can understand the body as mediation. I like this approach because it points to the body as the medium–nothing more and nothing less and might help my discussion of embodiment, if that is something I choose to develop. Another truly strange book on ‘aesthetics’ and new media from MIT Press.