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Cyborg Presentation

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Cyborg Presentation

  1. 1. Technology & The Cyborg Stacey Hasler
  2. 2. What is a Cyborg? <ul><li>Cybernetic Organism – An organism with both artificial and natural systems
  3. 3. Term coined by Manfred Clynnes and Nathan Kline in 1960
  4. 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urVXWUD8Q3Y </li></ul>
  5. 5. Fictitious Cyborgs Characteristics <ul><li>Synthesis of organic and synthetic parts
  6. 6. Portray the dichotomy between human and machine
  7. 7. Can be displayed as visually mechanical, or indistinguishable from humans </li></ul>
  8. 8. ‘ Real’ Cyborgs Characteristics <ul><li>People who use cybernetic technology to overcome physical and mental bodily constraints </li></ul>
  9. 9. Donna Haraway - Feminist, Neo-Marxist & Post modernist writer <ul><li>Although most of Donna Haraway’s early work is focussed on emphasising the masculine bias in scientific culture, she has made great contribution to feminist narratives of the 20 th century - Haraway is a constant contributor to the Cyberculture that exists today </li></ul>
  10. 10. A Cyborg Manifesto (1985) <ul>Haraway uses the metaphor of a cyborg to <li>Critique Capitalism & challenge feminists to engage in politics that go beyond naturalist and essentialist views.
  11. 11. To offer a political strategy for the interests of socialism and feminism.
  12. 12. To explain how fundamental contradictions of feminist theory and identity should be connected rather than separated, just like the fusion of a machine and organism in a cyborg. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Haraway’s Chart White Capitalist Patriarchy <ul><li>Organism
  14. 14. Reproduction
  15. 15. Organic sex role specialisation
  16. 16. Public/Private
  17. 17. Sex
  18. 18. Mind
  19. 19. Second World War </li></ul>Post WW2 Biology & Informatics of domination <ul><li>Biotic Component
  20. 20. Replication
  21. 21. Optimal genetic strategies
  22. 22. Cyborg Citizenship
  23. 23. Genetic engineering
  24. 24. Artificial intelligence
  25. 25. Star Wars </li></ul>
  26. 26. Questions 1. What contribution has Haraway's text A Cyborg Manifesto (1985) made to the cyber culture that exists today? 2. Do you think that we are all Cyborgs in one way or another, even if we dont have permanent technological attachments to our bodies? For e.g. personal technological devices such as mobile phone, PDA, iPod etc which are constantly with us, but not attached?
  27. 27. Questions 1. What contribution has Haraway's text A Cyborg Manifesto (1985) made to the cyber culture that exists today? 2. Do you think that we are all Cyborgs in one way or another, even if we dont have permanent technological attachments to our bodies? For e.g. personal technological devices such as mobile phone, PDA, iPod etc which are constantly with us, but not attached?

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