I’m Shannon Proctor, an assistant professor in Humanities at LaGuardia and teach courses in the Philosophy Program. My research concerns the ways in which habits simultaneously engender and inhibit our abilities to transform/become new. I am particularly interested in understanding the flexibility of gendered habits, the difficulties involved in doing things differently, the temporal dimensions of habits, and the embodied nature of memory.
My interest in the Technology, Self, and Society seminar stems from my desire to think more closely about the relations between technological development and ethical engagement in the world, as well as to understand better the ways in which our use of technology shapes personal identity and, more importantly, human nature itself. I’m also interested in understanding the assumptions at work in the transhumanist literature – what beliefs about identity, ethics, technology and technological history are employed by those writing on transhumanism.