Tag: cyborgs

Haraway’s “Cyborg Manifesto,” Affinity and Identity, and Wishing I took LIT3046

Originally published in 1985, Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto exists as a major work of late 20th century feminist discourse, and offers challenging however highly interesting and influential ideas regarding the roles of feminism and feminists in science, technology, and socialism. It’s amusing that in this version offered to me, editor Simon During’s author’s note poses a question and intentionally does not…

Cyborgism: Haraway, Huxtable and New Feminism

Virtual online worlds have revolutionized our communities due to their global reach and also their disembodiment. I believe that part of why the LGBTQ and feminist communities have developed such a vast and thriving online life is the fact that the Internet is severed from the body. It presents a reality distinct from the physical, and as such attracts people…

Cyborg Barbie

In the podcast Our Quantified Cyborg selves, there is an interesting idea that the Fitbit might be a another sign that humans are becoming cyborgs. And it is interesting comparing the ideas of Cyborg Manifesto with the implied possibilities of the Fitbit. The preferred future for some, would be the possibility of better health as a result of biology merging…

Cyborg Group: B

To begin, lets discuss what a cyborg is exactly. Well, a cyborg is a part human, part machine. The big question is are we all cyborgs? Lets come back to that question in a bit. Let’s start with personal tracking. Everyone uses personal tracking for themselves and mostly for self-improvement. Some examples of personal tracking include, fit bit, smartphone, g-mail…

Playing With Perspective

In reading the first sixteen chapters of Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, I was struck by the book’s exploration of perspective. The use of free-indirect discourse  allows the tone, as well as the structure, of the text to shift according to the character in focus; placing us as readers in an interesting space between the character’s internal (their consciousness) and their…