After reading Katherine N Hayles on Cyborgs and Cognispheres (via @sbayne on Twitter), I wondered if the Cyborg Manifesto had had any influence on wider culture. So I did a little unscientific explorations on tumblr (a social media platform with a... Read more »
Remixing high art and sci-fi culture. Via Pinterest.
by Shorra after Bouguereau
The original depicts the moment when Adam and Eve mourn the murder of their son Abel (by their other son, Cain). What does it do to the picture to have the first humans mourn a cyborg? The cyborg’s body is much more mutilated than the human body in the original–partly to show that he isn’t actually a human, but perhaps suggesting more.
I just want to point out that I’ve been a cyborg for most of my life. I’m a fan of steampunk novels, and the grafting of flesh and mechanical elements is a major part of that. But in a way... Read more »
On Wednesday morning at 7am (Australian Eastern Seaboard Summer Time) I sat up in bed with my laptop and joined in the mini-film festival using TogetherTube. The films we watched were: Memory 2.0 – 11 mins Address is approximate – 3 mins Tears... Read more »
Live-blogging the readings was something I started doing for An Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning, the first module in this course. Now, when I take notes for academic writing, I use the Cornell Method–which is analogue (handwritten on paper), atemporal... Read more »