Category Archives: Cyborgs

Cyborgs

Summary: Week 9

I’ve spent a fascinating week considering what it means to be posthuman.  This began with my post at the end of last week on the differences between the cyborg and the posthuman (lifestream: 13.11.2011 #1), in which I discuss the … Continue reading

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On the differences between the cyborg and the posthuman

We’ve seen that it is an over simplification to consider the cyborg as a fantastical techno-creature from our most outlandish fiction.   For me personally the cyborg represents an enhancement to basic human function through the use of some prosthesis.  And … Continue reading

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Summary: Week 8

I began week  eight by asking the question, are we already posthuman (lifestream: 07.11.2011, #1)?  In many ways, we depend on tools like a mobile phone as a type of cognitive prosthesis, an extra layer of memory which grants us … Continue reading

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Posthumans, macro-organisms and DRM dangers

Although the concept of posthumanism has many interpretations, it is primarily considered as an evolutionary change from the human condition to something similar but enhanced in some way.  Generally this means enhancement through the application of some digital or mechanical … Continue reading

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Summary: Week 4

This week we’ve focused on the theme of digital literacies with a particular emphasis on the visual.  We have each explored some really stimulating ideas through the production of a visual artefact, and it has been interesting to notice how … Continue reading

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Summary: Week 2

This week we’ve been considering the themes of Being Human and Other Worlds (lifestream 04.10.2011 #5).  Being somewhat of a gamer and virtual reality hobbyist, the notion of Other Worlds holds particular interest for me and seems to tie in … Continue reading

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