By Mike Featherstone, Roger Burrows
How do we interpret our on-line world? what's the position of the embodied human agent within the digital world?
This cutting edge assortment examines the rising area of our on-line world and the demanding situations it provides for the social and cultural varieties of the human physique. It indicates how altering relatives among physique and know-how supply new arenas for cultural representations. whilst, the participants learn the realities of human embodiment and the bounds of digital worlds. issues tested contain: technological physique transformations, replacements and prosthetics; our bodies in our on-line world, digital environments and cyborg tradition; cultural representations of technological embodiment in visible and literary productions; and cyberpunk scienc
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It was in these multiple senses that Haraway suggested that the cyborg could become 'our ontology' and that it could give 'us our poHtics' (Haraway, 1991:150). For its transgressive ontology and politics ensured that it was able to effectively circumvent, in spirit if not in name, its miHtary/industrial origins (Haraway, 1991:150). The immediate origins of the word 'cybernetics' can be traced, as Wiener suggested, to military research coupled with a specific post-war interdisciplinary university-based research programme (Heims, 1993; Bowker, 1993).
Cyberspace/Cyberbodies/Cyberpunk: Cultures of Technological Embodiment by Mike Featherstone, Roger Burrows