• ellen angus

A creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction..

A cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction A creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction.. A creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction.. The boundary between science fiction and social reality is an optical illusion.

The tradition of progress, the tradition of appropriation of nature as resource for productions of culture, the tradition of reproduction of the self from the reflection of the other, the relation between the organism and machine has been a border war. The stakes at that border war have been territories of production, reproduction, and imagination. This chapter is an argument for pleasure in the confusion of boundaries and for the responsibility in their construction

I skip the step of unity, of identification- I am without innocence, I am without innocence, I am without innocence, I am without innocence.

The main trouble with cyborgs, of course, is that they are the illegitimate offspring of militarism and patriarchal capitalism, not to mention state socialism. But illegitimate offspring are often exceedingly unfaithful to their origins. Their fathers, after all, are inessential.

The boundary between human and animal is thoroughly breached. The last beach heads have been polluted if not turned into amusement parks- language, tool use, social behaviour, mental events.