Category Archives: Miscellaneous Techno Babble

Miscellaneous Techno Babble

Summary: Week 10

A quick review of my lifestream will show that this has been somewhat of a disjointed week, due mostly to my inability to settle on a topic for the Posthuman Pedagogy assignment.  I began the week confident in my decision … Continue reading

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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 6

Its hard to believe that we are already half way through the term.  The life stream is a great way to review my journey through the course content and I really have the feeling that the content I’m pushing into … Continue reading

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Summary: Week 5

Week five already and I am deep into the groundwork for the digital ethnographic study.  I began this week by getting a good understanding of the practices involved in ethnographic research (lifestream 18.10.2011, #2, #3, #4 and #5).  I noted … 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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Nuestro Bendito Machine

I’ve been re-watching the excellent Bendito Machine and have decide to notionally “tag” sections of the piece with my own titles.  You can read this either as my interpretation of the story or as a (tongue in cheek) political manifesto. … Continue reading

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Reconnection

Suffering from a sense of disconnection is one thing but actually being out of the digital loop is proving to be very awkward.  As you may know, I’ve just moved to Dublin where I have only a few contacts, all … Continue reading

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