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Lifestream Summary

I started the course considering myself in tune with digital culture, but now have come to realize there is so much more than I had imagined.  A topic as deceptively simple as what is a cyborg and its relation to … Continue reading

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Block 3 Summary – Posthumanism

I’ve been returning to the introduction to this block of the course and keep reading the line “…digital culture is to an extent a culture of the posthuman.”  What does that mean in relation to my thoughts on the readings … Continue reading

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Posthuman Pedagogy

How do you educate the post-human?  First we must agree on what the definition of a post-human should be.  Is it as Hayles (1999) states, that the “defining characteristics (of a posthuman) involve the construction of subjectivity, not the presence … Continue reading

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The medium and the message

“If I’m not me… who the hell am I?” How can information be disconnected from the body?  The message is tied to the medium…  the medium might change, but you can’t have one without the other.  The message must be … Continue reading

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Haraway and the Cyborg Manifesto

“(Cyborg) is not made of mud and cannot dream of returning to dust.” (Haraway, 2007) I had such a hard time reading the piece by Haraway, as even the title itself and its reference to socialist-feminism tainted my attitude towards … Continue reading

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TransHuman

I started watching this clip (it is long at 50 mins), and I have to say it blew me away.  In 1963 Dr. Robert White of Cleveland Medical Hospital performed the first experiment to keep the brain alive outside the … Continue reading

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Being human…

“…Being digital without being human…” I keep reading it over and over, and can’t decide if I like the statement or not, if I agree, or not.  What does it mean to be human?  Do we exist separately both in … Continue reading

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Block 2 Summary – Virtual Communities

In preparation for the lifestream assessment, I have renamed this post from the original “Communities” to the summary for this block as I felt it more appropriate.  While I have left the original text as is, I have added some … Continue reading

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My ethnography

When tasked with doing a micro-ethnography I tossed around many ideas… blogging the study, PowerPoint, etc, but I finally settled on using Prezi… honestly because I had never used it, and I wanted to try it.  Hopefully the final project … Continue reading

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Ethnography…

Is Cayman News Service an online community? Created and posted on Prezi Unfortunately despite having the possibility to embed the link code and player from Prezi, it does not appear to work within the framework of this site.  Please follow … Continue reading

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