2100_Feb_2016 - our cyborg sTaTus Tasks for you • On your...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–9. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
ENVS 2100 Environment & Culture 29 February 2016
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Menu Announcements Housekeeping Timed writing Haraway material
Image of page 2
“I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess.”
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Haraway – some general thoughts She is not the best writer in the world, but sometimes this is helpful. However, in 2016 this piece reads like a starkly accurate prophecy. The seven categories she discusses beginning on p 170 are eerily familiar. Also see p 168. Her willingness to take up gender, class and race in discussing technology and ecology is still unusual, and this is both disappointing and dangerous. Why?
Image of page 4
Her central image, the cyborg, is incredibly compelling. Why?
Image of page 5

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Some questions In what ways do you feel like a cyborg, or not? Please give some examples. How does what she writes about becoming a cyborg trouble the ideas we’ve been discussing about the boundaries between ‘real’ nature and ‘artificial’ nature? How are means/ends relationships changed by
Image of page 6
Image of page 7

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 8
Image of page 9
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: our cyborg sTaTus? Tasks for you: • On your own, jot down 4 ways in which you think you may be a cyborg • With 3 other people, share these 4 ways and see if there are any overlaps • Chart, map or draw a ‘cyborg self’ that represents a combina±on of the cyborg traits of the group What did you learn from this piece? • Please write down one thing that you learned from this piece, more than one if you can think of more. • Please write down a quesTon that you have that is connected to this piece. It might be a quesTon about the piece itself, one of the ideas it raises, or an exisTng quesTon that you have now connected to it. How might the ideal or image or reality of cyborgs help us move beyond the human/nature divide? Do cyborgs oFer the possibility of a more neutral or detached stance or perhaps the opposite, a more concretely connected relaTonship?...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern