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April 25, 2008

You Are Cyborg

Related to Ceri's and Jane's presentations about cyborgs, this Wired article, Issue 5.02 | Feb 1997 authored by Hari Kunzru proposes that "for Donna Harawy, we are already assimilated."

You Are Cyborg

April 21, 2008

Cyborg PowerPoint & Readings

Per Diane's request, here is my presentation PowerPoint from a few weeks ago:
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As far as recommended readings, some of the most interesting sources I've found so far are...

  • The Cyborg Handbook. Chris Hables Gray, Ed., with Heidi J. Figueroa-Sarriera & Steven Mentor. New York: Routledge, 1995.
  • Haraway, Donna J. Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: the Reinvention of Nature. New York: Routledge, 1991.
  • Muri, Allison. The Enlightenment Cyborg: A History of Communications and Control in the Human Machine, 1660-1830. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007.
  • Rorvick, David, As Man Becomes Machine: The Evolution of the Cyborg. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1971
  • For machine/memory, check out...

  • Bush, Vannevar, “As We May Think,? in The New Media Reader, Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort, Eds. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2003.
  • Wiener, Norbert. “Men, Machines, and the World About,? in The New Media Reader, Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort, Eds. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2003.

  • April 7, 2008

    A Cyborg Manifesto

    In 1985, Donna Haraway wrote "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century,"

    This is currently included as a chapter of the book Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (New York; Routledge, 1991), pp.149-181.

    You can find the Cyborg Manifesto text here