Every Thursday morning for the past few weeks I have been spamming my twitter feed with random thoughts about random movies. This wasn’t my boredom getting the best of me, but Live Tweeting Sessions that I did during my BCM325 class. This was my first time ever live tweeting anything, so it was a very new experience for me. It was really interesting as I got to learn a lot about the media I was watching, but I also got to think about it on a deeper level than I normally would.
This blog post is to help me curate all my tweets from these sessions, as well as discuss my experience while completing this project.
Week 1: Ghost in the Shell (1995)
This classic anime movie has a great way to be introduced to this subject. The use of cybernetic technology and concept of identity really struck me and…
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“A cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction.” – Donna J. Haraway
In a previous post, I explored the idea of the modern day cyborg. In this post, I will be further exploring sources and example that I will use in my final project. My focus will be examples of real-life cyborgs, as well as technologies that help further the connection between man and machine.
It is important to know that when we talk about the modern cyborg, the merging of man and machine is not always as invasive as the cyborg Neil Harbisson’s specialized electronic eye, a device implanted into his head, but is more likely to take form in a wearable device such Oticon’s Opn hearing aid.
Oticon has rethought the traditional hearing aid and created a product that is more akin to…
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“We are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs.” – Donna J. Haraway When one imagines what a cyborg might look like they might imagine a character like Darth Vader from Star Wars, or the Borgs from Star Trek, or Iron Man, or Cyborg from Justice League. […]
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