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Week 9 Lifestream Summary

Reflections on cyborgs, embodiment and cognispheres

This week my lifestream reflects the readings I have been doing on Gies, Badmington,  Hayles, Shields, and Muri.  I have continued with my experiment of copying out into Tumblr passages from my reading on which I wish to reflect.  My usual method is to outline writers’ ideas in MindManager – mapping [...]

Gies and a Night at the theatre

Tonight I have had the immense pleasure of watching John Barrowman in La Cage Aux Folles in the west end – which I have to say was fab-u-lous! But on the train home I began thinking about the themes in the play and Lieve Gies reading that I have been working my way through.

Gies discusses [...]

Gies, embodiment, biometrics and anonymity

Gies states:

The rhetoric of digital disembodiment is manifestly at odds with the increased use of surveillance technologies which are rendering the body more traceable than ever before. p.316 citing Aas, 2006

Since 9/11 national border security has been computerized so that passports have a digital signature. In the States, visitors have their fingerprints taken and photography [...]