Ignite Boulder: A Short Introduction To Cyborg Anthropology

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My Presentation for Ignite Boulder on a Short Introduction to Cyborg Anthropology.

Speaker: Amber Case
Contact: http://www.twitter.com/caseorganic
Website: http://oakhazelnut.com/

Amber received her degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Lewis & Clark College Spring 2008 with a thesis on “The Cell Phone and Its Technosocial sites of Engagement".

Humans have always developed technologies to help them survive and thrive, but in recent decades the rapid escalation and intensification of the human-technology interface have exceeded anything ever known.

How we interact with machines and technology in many ways defines who we are. Cyborg Anthropology is a lens with which to understand what's happening to us in a world mediated by dynamic objects, processes, and change.

This speech will cover three things:

First, a definition of Cyborg Anthropology (what's a cyborg, and what's not?).
Second, what a Cyborg Anthropologist does (and what it's like to work in the field). And third, how you too can be a Cyborg Anthropologist (insta-cyborg!).

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Ignite Boulder: A Short Introduction To Cyborg Anthropology

  1. 2. We are all Cyborgs.
  2. 3. Also a Cyborg.
  3. 4. Humans and Technology Co-create each other through an Actor/Network of technosocial interaction.
  4. 5. Paro.
  5. 6. Sometimes we FAIL.
  6. 7. “ Changes in interface must be fast, convenient, comfortable, without undue effort in a controlled environment”.
  7. 9. Atlas Never had it this easy.
  8. 10. Convergence.
  9. 11. Privacy.
  10. 12. Connectivity.
  11. 14. Omit Unnecessary Cyborgs.
  12. 15. Use Friendlier Replacements.
  13. 16. Use Better Tools.
  14. 17. Admiral RAND Says:
  15. 18. And now?
  16. 19. New Interfaces.
  17. 20. Thank You, Boulder! Amber Case http://oakhazelnut.com [email_address] @caseorganic

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