Beyond cyborg metapathography in Michael Chorost’s Rebuilt to World Wide Mind: Introducing “morphos” as a rhetorical concept in cyborgography

This essay introduces the rhetorical concept of “morphos”, a dimension of ethos, in the context of cyborg self-transformation and cyborg storytelling. Focusing on the cyborg storytelling of Michael Chorost, a cochlear implant user and futurist, this essay applies "morphos" to develop an ar...

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Autor principal: Thayer, Kevin A.
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Lenguaje:Inglés
Publicado: Grupo de Investigación Cultura Digital y Movimientos Sociales. Cibersomosaguas 2013
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Acceso en línea:https://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/TEKN/article/view/48257
http://biblioteca.clacso.edu.ar/gsdl/cgi-bin/library.cgi?a=d&c=es/es-028&d=article48257oai
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topic Cyborg personhood; cyborg rhetoric; ethos; hybrid bodily praxis; self-transformation.
Auto-transformación; praxis corporal híbrida; personalidad ciborg; retórica ciborg; ethos.
Personalidade ciborgue; retórica ciborgue; etos; prática corporal híbrida; autotransformação
spellingShingle Cyborg personhood; cyborg rhetoric; ethos; hybrid bodily praxis; self-transformation.
Auto-transformación; praxis corporal híbrida; personalidad ciborg; retórica ciborg; ethos.
Personalidade ciborgue; retórica ciborgue; etos; prática corporal híbrida; autotransformação
Thayer, Kevin A.
Beyond cyborg metapathography in Michael Chorost’s Rebuilt to World Wide Mind: Introducing “morphos” as a rhetorical concept in cyborgography
topic_facet Cyborg personhood; cyborg rhetoric; ethos; hybrid bodily praxis; self-transformation.
Auto-transformación; praxis corporal híbrida; personalidad ciborg; retórica ciborg; ethos.
Personalidade ciborgue; retórica ciborgue; etos; prática corporal híbrida; autotransformação
description This essay introduces the rhetorical concept of “morphos”, a dimension of ethos, in the context of cyborg self-transformation and cyborg storytelling. Focusing on the cyborg storytelling of Michael Chorost, a cochlear implant user and futurist, this essay applies "morphos" to develop an argument about the changing capabilities and changing stories of living cyborg authors. Using rhetorical concepts to illuminate his self-transformation and narrative constructions, this essay analyzes Chorost’s two books: Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human; and, World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet. Chorost’s first book, Rebuilt, is an autobiographical account of his journey from deafness to cochlear implant hearing and his quest for community. He completes his journey of self-transformation using Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto and Caidin’s Cyborg as narrative tools. Rebuilt can be defined as a cyborg metapathography, identifying rhetorical features of Chorost’s cyborg storytelling. Chorost’s second book, World Wide Mind, is both autobiographical and theoretical. This rhetorical shift in the context of his changing physical, perceptual, and cognitive capabilities, and his changing ethos, is significant because it opens the way for a new hybrid language combining the spoken/written and digital code.
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title_short Beyond cyborg metapathography in Michael Chorost’s Rebuilt to World Wide Mind: Introducing “morphos” as a rhetorical concept in cyborgography
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url https://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/TEKN/article/view/48257
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