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  1. 1. Cyborgs A cyborg manifesto Donna Haraway
  2. 2. What is a cyborg? ‘ A cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction’ – Donna Haraway A Cyborg Manifesto http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =urVXWUD8Q3Y http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = IQiwRrR-LeE&feature = PlayList&p =C925E7278B12CA06&playnext=1&playnext_from= PL&index =7
  3. 3. Domination <ul><li>Haraway labels the postmodern technological configuration the ‘informatics of domination’ </li></ul><ul><li>Representation Simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Bourgeois novel, realism Science fiction,postmodernism </li></ul><ul><li>Organism Biotic Component </li></ul><ul><li>Depth, integrity Surface, boundary </li></ul><ul><li>Heat Noise </li></ul><ul><li>Biology as clinical practice Biology as inscription </li></ul><ul><li>Physiology Communications Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Small group Subsystem </li></ul><ul><li>Perfection Optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Eugenics Population Control </li></ul><ul><li>Sex Genetic engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Labour Robotics </li></ul><ul><li>Mind Artificial intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Second World War Star Wars </li></ul><ul><li>White Capitalis Patriarchy Informatics of Domination </li></ul>
  4. 4. Breaking down binaries <ul><li>Human/nonhuman </li></ul><ul><li>Culture/nature </li></ul><ul><li>Male/female </li></ul><ul><li>Technology/biology </li></ul><ul><li>Divine /man made </li></ul><ul><li>Reality/ representation </li></ul><ul><li>Subject/ object </li></ul>Vs.
  5. 5. Cyborgs, sex and gender <ul><li>Cyborgs challenge gender binaries and support the idea that gender is socially acquired. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;There is nothing about being female that naturally binds women. There is not even such a state as 'being' female, itself a highly complex category constructed in contested sexual scientific discourses and other social practices&quot;-Haraway, &quot;Cyborg Manifesto&quot; (155). </li></ul><ul><li>Haraway feels that the cyborg myth has the ‘potential for radical political action as it frees feminists from a desperate search for similarity with one another, since physical/epistemological boundary breaks can be extrapolated to political boundary crossings’ (Scott) </li></ul><ul><li>Gender as language, codes and signs. </li></ul><ul><li>Halberstam states ‘ gender is also not innate or essential, but learned imitative behaviour that can be programmed’ and ‘femininity and masculinity are always mechanical and artificial’ </li></ul><ul><li>The cyborg transgresses gender stereotypes and is a liminal being that creates its own subjectivity. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cyborgs and Feminism <ul><li>Donna Haraway- Influential in feminist discourse. Attempts to summarize the correlation between cyborg imagery and women </li></ul><ul><li>Ecofeminists versus technofeminists </li></ul><ul><li>Ecofeminists critique technology </li></ul><ul><li>Technofeminists argue technology is empowering </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The cyborg is a kind of disassembled and reassembled, postodern collective and personal self. This is a self feminists must code.’ ( Haraway 163) </li></ul><ul><li>Emergence of Cyberfeminism </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cyberfeminism <ul><li>Cyberfeminists resist rigid labelling of what cyberfeminism is but it is generally concerned with expressing and developing feminism in the context of online interactions and online art. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw on vairious feminist schools of though to promote “cyberfeminist artists theorists and speakers; publishing of cyberfeminist theory and criticism; cyberfeminist education projects; creating coalitions with female technical professionals; and creating new self-representations and avatars that “disrupt and recode the gender biases usual in current commercially available ones”.(Wilding 12) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cyberfeminism cont…. <ul><li>Cyberfeminism ‘explains the patriarchal social hierarchies by its phallogocentrism; it attacks western centering of privileged knowledge, its conception of objective reason, its binary rational dichotomies, and its abstractions which permitted, justified, and developed an oppressive intersubjectictivity in which women were subordinated in all dimensions and levels of life’ (Turkle 115) </li></ul><ul><li>According to Sherry Turkle, cyberspace opens an alternative to traditional western symbolic and material, individual and collective oppression  which is phallogocentrist in its essence </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Old Boys- 100 anti-theses cyberfeminism is not ... 44. cyberfeminismus ist nicht truegerisch 45. cyberfeminismus ist nicht billig 46. cyberfeminismus ist nicht willig 47. cyberfeminisme n'est pas jaloux 48. cyberfeminism is not exclusive 49. cyberfeminism is not solid 50. cyberfeminism is not genetic 51. cyberfeminismus ist keine entschuldigung 52. cyberfeminism is not prosthetic 53. cyberfeminismo no tiene cojones 54. cyberfeminisme n'est pas triste 55. cyberfeminisme n'est pas une pipe 56. cyberfeminism is not a motherboard 57. cyberfeminism is not a fake 58. cyberfeminism nije ogranicen 59. cyberfeminism nije nekonfliktan 60. cyberfeminism nije make up 61. cyberfeminism nije zatvoren prozor 62. cyberfeminism is not a lack 63. cyberfeminism is not a wound 64. cyberfeminism is not a trauma 65. cyberfeminismo no es una banana 66. cyberfeminism is not a sure shot 67. cyberfeminism is not an easy mark 68. cyberfeminism is not a single woman 69. cyberfeminism is not romantic 70. cyberfeminism is not post-modern 71. cyberfeminism is not a media-hoax 72. cyberfeminism is not neutral 73. cyberfeminism is not lacanian 74. cyberfeminism is not nettime 75. cyberfeminism is not a picnic 76. cyberfeminism is not a coldfish 77. cyberfeminism is not a cyberepilation 78. cyberfeminism is not a horror movie 79. cyberfeminism is not science fiction 80. cyberfeminism is not artificial intelligence 81. cyberfeminism is not an empty space 82. cyberfeminism is not immobile 83. cyberfeminism is not about boring toys for boring boys 84. cyberfeminismus ist keine verlegenheitsloesung 85. cyberfeminism is not a one-way street 86. cyberfeminism is not supporting quantum mechanics 1. cyberfeminism is not a fragrance 2. cyberfeminism is not a fashion statement 3. sajbrfeminizm nije usamljen 4. cyberfeminism is not ideology 5. cyberfeminism nije aseksualan 6. cyberfeminism is not boring 7. cyberfeminism ist kein gruenes haekeldeckchen 8. cyberfeminism ist kein leerer kuehlschrank 9. cyberfeminism ist keine theorie 10. cyberfeminism ist keine praxis 11. cyberfeminism ist keine traditio 12. cyberfeminism is not an institution 13. cyberfeminism is notusing words without any knowledge of numbers 14. cyberfeminism is not complete 15. cyberfeminism is not error 101 16. cyberfeminism ist kein fehler 17. cyberfeminism ist keine kunst 18. cyberfeminism is not an ism 19. cyberfeminism is not anti-male 20. sajbrfeminizm nige nesto sto znam da je 21. cyberfeminism is not a structure 22. cyberfeminismo no es uns frontera 23. cyberfeminism nije poslusan 24. cyberfeminism nije apolitican 25. cyberfeminisme is niet concreet 26. cyberfeminism is not separatism 27. cyberfeminism is not a tradition 28. cyberfeminism is not maternalistic 29. cyberfeminisme id niet iets buitenlands 30. cyberfeminism is not without connectivity 31. cyberfeminismus ist nicht mehr wegzudenken 32. cyberfeminismus ist kein oxymoron 33. cyberfeminism is not on sale 34. cyberfeminism is nor for sale 35. cyberfeminismus ist nicht gut 36. cyberfeminismus ist nicht schlecht 37. cyberfeminismus ist nicht modern 38. cyberfeminismus ist nicht post-modern 39. cyberfeminism is not natural 40. cyberfeminism is not essentialist 41. cyberfeminism is not abject 42. cyberfeminism is not an avatar 43. cyberfeminism is not an alter ego
  10. 10. 87. cyberfeminism is not caffeine-free 88. cyberfeminism is not a non-smoking area 89. cyberfeminism is not daltonistic 90. cyberfeminism is not nice 91. cyberfeminismo no es callado 92. cyberfeminism is not lady.like 93. cyberfeminismus ist nicht arrogant 94. cyberfeminismus ist keine nudelsauce 95. cyberfeminism is not mythical 96. cyberfeminism is not from outer space 97. cyberfeminismo no es rock 'n roll 98. cyberfeminism is not dogmatic 99. cyberfeminism is not stable 100. cyberfeminism has not only one language
  11. 11. Cyberfeminist Art
  12. 12. Cyborg- Online identities and gender <ul><li>Heightened connection to machine </li></ul><ul><li>Online identities - Multi identity, partiality </li></ul><ul><li>The internet allows for the deconstruction of binary genders </li></ul><ul><li>“ The new identity is formed from the relationship between the original identity and the internet. It is a cyborg identity, part machine, part human </li></ul><ul><li>-Ted Kaiser </li></ul><ul><li>The user as a cyborg </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bibliography <ul><li>Sofoulis, Zoe (2002) ‘Cyberquake: Haraway’s manifesto’ in Tofts, Darren, Annemarie Jonson and Allesio Cavallaro (2002) Prefiguring cyberculture: an intellectual history , Sydney: Power Publications, pp 84-103. </li></ul><ul><li>Haraway, Donna (1991) ‘A Cyborg Manifesto’ in Haraway, Donna J (1991) Simians, cyborgs and women. Reinvention of nature , New York: Routledge, pp 149-181. </li></ul><ul><li>Haraway, Donna . Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature. Routledge, 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Cyborg_Manifesto </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cyberartsweb.org/cpace/cyborg/advant.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.egs.edu/faculty/haraway.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://construct.haifa.ac.il/~ilangz/Cyberfeminism.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.unb.ca/PAR-L/win/cyberfem.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cyberartsweb.org/cpace/cyborg/kayfetz7.html </li></ul>

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