I, Cyborg

"Cyborg Anthropologist" Amber Case Attempts to Bring Our Digital Life and Reality Together at Last

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Get some cybernetic implants, THEN you can call yourself a cyborg. Until then, find another term, because using a computer or a smartphone doesn't make one a cyborg. Who am I? A "STFU-ologist."
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from Donna Haraway's classic 1991 essay, "A Cyborg Manifesto" -

A cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction. Social reality is lived social relations, our most important political construction, a world-changing fiction. The international women's movements have constructed 'women's experience', as well as uncovered or discovered this crucial collective object. This experience is a fiction and fact of the most crucial, political kind. Liberation rests on the construction of the consciousness, the imaginative apprehension, of oppression, and so of possibility. The cyborg is a matter of fiction and lived experience that changes what counts as women's experience in the late twentieth century. This is a struggle over life and death, but the boundary between science fiction and social reality is an optical illusion.
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Yeah, still not buying it.
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I pray my iPhone never whispers to me, "Come with me if you want to live."
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No, that'll be the Droid. All the Apple stuff will be on the other team.
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"Here's Portland, here are the quadrants," drawing a diagram on the board, "and when your phone gets in one of these quadrants you should get a text, like, 'You're in Southeast Portland,' or 'You're in Northeast Portland,' " Yeah, totally. Or you could just look up at the fucking street sign that tells you that. All manhole covers should be removed from the streets for a week so the twitterpated who never look up from their fetish objects can be thinned from the herd.
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Vagina
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I love that Matt contemplated the narcissism of the in-time development and expression of a second self. When is it narcissism and when is it public self-contemplation?
I think it parallels adolescence.
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Case and Parecki may be very interested in the following paper by David Kirsh (2001): "The Context of Work", Human-Computer Interaction, 16, 305-322. PDF available at: adrenaline.ucsd.edu/kirsh/articles/HCI/con…

Interesting paper exploring various themes such as the significance of digital material anchors and their use in reducing metacognitive burden in the workplace, as approached from a Distributed Cognition perspective.
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Hal?What are you doing Hal?