Listen to British rocker Jarvis Cocker read the story "Descent of Species" from Sum. He is one of the dozens of terrific voices who read for the audio book. Jarvis is known for his raw and edgy albums such as Jarvis and Further Complications.
In the wake of the Aurora movie theater shooting, many people had the same questions: What kind of derangement is indicated by the horrific acts of James Holmes? What is wrong with his brain? How will his mental state play out in the courts?
The "umwelt" is the slice of an animal's ecosystem that it can sense. The rest is invisible....
Posthumanism asks what happens when our technologies allow humans to enhance intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities beyond what biology can give us. Think bionics on crack.
Brian Eno and I have twice performed a musical version of Sum, once at the Sydney Opera House, and once at the Brighton Dome. Learn more.
Sum was selected as Book of the Week by both The Guardian newspaper and The Week newsmagazine.
Why should the US invest in brain science? See David's opinion in the New York Times.
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