The coming of the Mundane Cyborg

A number of scholars have attempted to outline both a field of “cyborgology” and a set of dominant concerns and tropes concerning the phenomena of accelerating human-machine hybrids. This article argues that, in contrast to popular conceptions of cyborgs as extreme, posthuman monsters, the cyborg co...

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Autor principal: Mentor, Steven
Formato: Artículo publishedVersion Karpeta
Lenguaje:Español
Publicado: Grupo de Investigación Cultura Digital y Movimientos Sociales. Cibersomosaguas 2011
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Acceso en línea:https://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/TEKN/article/view/48016
http://biblioteca.clacso.edu.ar/gsdl/cgi-bin/library.cgi?a=d&c=es/es-028&d=article48016oai
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Sumario:A number of scholars have attempted to outline both a field of “cyborgology” and a set of dominant concerns and tropes concerning the phenomena of accelerating human-machine hybrids. This article argues that, in contrast to popular conceptions of cyborgs as extreme, posthuman monsters, the cyborg concept can be usefully applied to mundane technologies such as automobiles, and that the proliferation of these “mundane cyborgs” is an important consideration in theorizing the cyborg. The essay offers some definitions and typologies of cyborgs, and applies these to the notion that automobiles are exoskeletons with cyborgian consequences.