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Week 11 Summary

References:

French, C. C., & Wilson, K. (2007) Cognitive factors underlying paranormal beliefs and experiences. In S. Della Sala (ed.). Tall Tales About the Mind and Brain: Separating Fact From Fiction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 1, pp. 3-22.

Moving on to start thinking about my final assignment, I still find myself mired down in conspiracy [...]

Shields, Cyborgs and Spiders

Cyborg?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have just read the text by Shields (2006).  The content about cyborgs was interesting. He seems to questioning the human representation of the cyborg, preferring “a virus, a ‘mote’ or ‘crumb’”. The mote and the crumb do not make sense to me, but I am quite taken with re-forming the cyborg as a [...]

Week 8 Summary

 

 

This week has been about cyborgs. There have been cyborgs everywhere. Once I was able to cut through the visual imagery of the Terminator and Bladerunner, I found it much easier to think ‘cyborg’. Haraway (2000) and Hayles (1999, 2006) seem both to be saying that the cyborg can be used to think in new ways. [...]