Month: November 2015

cyborgian-isms, identity construction and media amplification

A GALILEAN DIALOGUE mcluhan: Artists perceive the changes caused by new media. They recognize the future in the present, while using their work to prepare the world for changes that aren’t yet apparent to others (McLuhan 3-4; Patel). Would you say the “Cyborg Manifesto” is an example of one such creative expression? haraway: Yes and no. To be honest, I just prefer to live within indigestible, overly-intellectual political heritages (Gane & Haraway 139). mcluhan: I, myself, use facts as preliminary probes, as a means of gaining insight… of pattern recognition. I’d prefer to map new terrain than retrace steps over old territory. Humans are just beginning to understand the new technology, but not enough of them and not well enough. I see all media as extensions of man, causing deep and lasting changes in him and his environment (McLuhan 3- 4; Patel). That’s what I took your “Cyborg Manifesto” to be about. haraway: Yes… in part. The “Cyborg Manifesto” is really a feminist theoretical document. A coming to terms with the world we live in… …