Category Archives: Cyborg

Transhuman Films

The blog’s been pretty quiet while I’ve been concentrating on other things. One of those other things is a research project looking at post- and transhumanism in popular culture, and particularly in film. One of those projects has been the … Continue reading

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An Invitation to the Study of Cyborgs

I met with Prof. Toru Takahashi a week or two back, while he was here at the University of Waikato on sabbatical. Good conversations around cyborgs, religion, animé and manga. He’s written mostly in Japanese, but here’s an English version … Continue reading

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Digital life trailers and clips

I like short films, and especially short science fiction films that unpack a particular question or theme (for example, the original short version of ‘9’), so I was interested to see this engaging trailer for a short film called ‘True … Continue reading

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Zombies, Cyborgs and the Human Soul

Jennifer over at Rude Truth takes a look at the brief article on theology and “The Walking Dead” (Toward a Zombie Theology | Religion Dispatches), and argues that a cyborg theology, rather than a zombie one might be a better … Continue reading

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50 Posts About Cyborgs

It’s 50 years since the concept of the cyborg was introduced by Manfred E. Clynes and Nathan S. Kline. To commemorate this, Tim Maly has solicited a bunch of brief essays inspired by the theme of the cyborg. See 50 … Continue reading

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Cyborg life…

My browser has been collecting cyborg-related links over the last few weeks – so I’m getting them all out of the bookmarks here. No time like the present to discuss cyborg rights Everything You Need To Know About Movie/TV Cyborgs … Continue reading

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Portraits In Posthumanity: Claudia Mitchell

From the io9 posthuman newsfeed is a brief article looking a this form of muscle/nerve prosthetic. I’m constantly amazed by this kind of thing, and can’t imagine what it will look like in 10-15 years time. See Portraits In Posthumanity: … Continue reading

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Moving objects with your mind

Sentient Developments: Moving objects with your mind has a video clip of one of the new range of toys that use a wearable interface that ‘reads’ your brain’s activity to control physical objects.

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We have the technology to rebuild ourselves

A good recent summary of some of the developments in prosthetics. See We have the technology to rebuild ourselves – tech – 07 January 2009 – New Scientist. Far-fetched as it may seem now, what if cosmetic surgery was to … Continue reading

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timeless : Direct Human Brain – AI – Interface Technologies

A timely reminder in the face of all the hooplah about human-machine interfaces : timeless : Direct Human Brain – AI – Interface Technologies by Gina Rydland. Lack of factual information creates a naive conception of the development process of … Continue reading

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