I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess. – Donna Haraway, A Manifesto for Cyborgs
An investigative piece from Arthur House over at The Telegraph outlines the complicated conversation about hybridity, cyborgs, posthumanism, and biohackers. House begins with a provocative question:
Forget wearable tech. The pioneers of our”post-human” future are implanting technology in to their bodies and brains. Should we stop them or join them?
While Haraway’s metaphor of the cyborg may be more congruent with post-gender discussions, the cyborg project is becoming a dominant discourse in its framing of fluidity and hybridity. Certainly, the cyborg is a thoroughly techtheo discussion and warrants thoughtful consideration.
More to come as this blog resets.