Krylova, Katya

PhD Student

University of Canterbury

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My research addresses ethical issues related to the simulation of animal speech in social media and popular culture. I am studying the implications of this phenomenon to explain how its obscured agencies shape our attitude towards nonhuman others and map the conditions in which individual voices standing behind animal narrators serve agendas of neoliberal superstructures operating through new technologies. My research interests also include critical studies of breeding techniques aimed at manipulating animal bodies to enhance cuteness and the related issues of their representation in contemporary art, film and video games.