Sunday, January 13, 2008

I am reading the cyborg manifesto...

Also known as: Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature

You can read the e-book from Stanford University Website
Wiki says:
Cyborg theory was created by Donna Haraway in order to criticise traditional notions of feminism -particularly its strong emphasis on identity, rather than affinity. She uses the metaphor of a cyborg in order to construct a postmodern feminism that moves beyond dualisms and moves beyond the limitations of traditional gender, feminism, and politics.
The concept of the cyborg is a rejection of rigid boundaries, notably those separating "human" from "animal" and "human" from "machine." Cyborg theory thus asserts that technology, as the artifacts of cultural evolution, merely comprise material extensions of the material human body. This view follows from John Locke's logical justification for property rights, in that "mixing one's labor" with external natural materials internalizes them and affords those materials the same rights as one's body itself.

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