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Summary of Week 8

Most of Week 8 was spend drowning in the feminist cyborg world of Haraway! I was none the wiser after two readings. I did pick a lot up from links other people tweeted though. Luckily the Hayles’ reading wasn’t as dense. I need to add some more thoughts to these ideas behind cyborgs and posthumanism. [...]

Cyborgs

I think when we hear the word ‘cyborg’, we immediately get the frightening image of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator guise (or similar pop culture examples), which can influence the way we see the relationship between man and machine. Can we become super-humans?….is it man or machine?…or both? ?….is this morally right? Likewise, you could be [...]

Kevin Warwick talking about his work

An interesting video of Kevin Warwick talking about his work.

A little bit graphic, he talks about the implants he has had done and what they have enabled him to do. Both himself and his wife were connected for a while via their nervous systems. He talks about future developments (it is from 1998 I think)- [...]