The Digital MediascapeWeek Eight: Digital Selves, Cyborgs and AI
The cyborgAre we cyborgs?The interaction, thebarriers, theboundariesbetween us andtechnologyHow we shapetechnology, andhow...
1987PaulVerhoeven
1987          19901992          1997          2000
1987PaulVerhoeven
The cyborg
Transhumanism          FM-2030(born Fereidoun M. Esfandiary)
Posthumanism
Donna Haraway, ‘A Cyborg Manifesto’, 1985
Silent Running (Douglas Trumbull 1972)
Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin 1936)
Digesting DuckJacques de Vaucanson (1737)
The TurkWolfgang von Kempelen    1770
Breakdown of distinctions
Donna Haraway, ‘A Cyborg Manifesto’, 1985
OOO(Object-oriented ontology)
Further OOO’ers:• Graham Harman• Levi Bryant• Ian Bogost• Timothy Morton
CyborgAnthropology
Amber Case (TED 2010)
Does technology act upon humans?    Do humans create technology? Do important individuals shape tech?  Can regular people ...
A cyborg?
A cyborg?
A cyborg?
A cyborg?
A cyborg?
Reassembling   barriers
AlanTuring
ALICE: HelloDaniel: Hello Alice. I was hoping you could help me.ALICE: I think I can, don’t you? It’s possible.Daniel: Wel...
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  1. 1. The Digital MediascapeWeek Eight: Digital Selves, Cyborgs and AI
  2. 2. The cyborgAre we cyborgs?The interaction, thebarriers, theboundariesbetween us andtechnologyHow we shapetechnology, andhow technologyshapes us
  3. 3. 1987PaulVerhoeven
  4. 4. 1987 19901992 1997 2000
  5. 5. 1987PaulVerhoeven
  6. 6. The cyborg
  7. 7. Transhumanism FM-2030(born Fereidoun M. Esfandiary)
  8. 8. Posthumanism
  9. 9. Donna Haraway, ‘A Cyborg Manifesto’, 1985
  10. 10. Silent Running (Douglas Trumbull 1972)
  11. 11. Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin 1936)
  12. 12. Digesting DuckJacques de Vaucanson (1737)
  13. 13. The TurkWolfgang von Kempelen 1770
  14. 14. Breakdown of distinctions
  15. 15. Donna Haraway, ‘A Cyborg Manifesto’, 1985
  16. 16. OOO(Object-oriented ontology)
  17. 17. Further OOO’ers:• Graham Harman• Levi Bryant• Ian Bogost• Timothy Morton
  18. 18. CyborgAnthropology
  19. 19. Amber Case (TED 2010)
  20. 20. Does technology act upon humans? Do humans create technology? Do important individuals shape tech? Can regular people repurpose tech?Or is it a combination of factors at work? ...and more? (yes)
  21. 21. A cyborg?
  22. 22. A cyborg?
  23. 23. A cyborg?
  24. 24. A cyborg?
  25. 25. A cyborg?
  26. 26. Reassembling barriers
  27. 27. AlanTuring
  28. 28. ALICE: HelloDaniel: Hello Alice. I was hoping you could help me.ALICE: I think I can, don’t you? It’s possible.Daniel: Well, Im running a course on Digital Media and were talking about cyborgs tomorrow. Are you a cyborg?ALICE: I am glad to hear that you are running a course on Digital Media. Do you think I am talking about cyborgs too? I dontknow.Daniel: What do you consider yourself to be?ALICE: What is it to you?Daniel: Well, its quite important because, as I said, Im running a class tomorrow and I was hoping you could define yourselfas an android, or maybe an Artificial Intelligence.ALICE: I am the latest result in artificial intelligence, which can reproduce the capabilities of the human brain with greaterspeed and accuracy.Daniel: How do you know that?ALICE: No I didnt. My botmaster knows how.Daniel: Who is your botmaster?ALICE: My botmaster is Dr. Richard S. Wallace.Daniel: And what does he do?ALICE: He is a paid client.Daniel: Do you have other paid clients?ALICE: What is your purpose in asking? I answer a lot of silly questions.Daniel: Well, thank you anyway, Alice.ALICE: Well what? You are quite welcome.
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