The Cyborg Experiments: The Extensions of the Body in the Media Age

Front Cover
Joanna Zylinska
A&C Black, Aug 13, 2002 - Science - 239 pages
The Cyborg Experiments analyzes the challenges posed to corporeality by techology. Taking as their starting point the work of the highly influential performance artists Orlan and Stelarc, the essays in this timely and important collection raise a number of questions in relation to new conceptions of embodiment, identity and otherness in the age of new technologies: Has the body become obsolete? Does transgender challenge traditional ideas of agency? Have we always been cyborgs?In addition to highlighting the playful character of digital aesthetics, the contributors investigate ethical issues concerning the ownership of our bodies and the experiments we perform on them. In this way the book explores how humanism, and ideas of "the human", have been placed under increasing scrutiny as a result of new developments in science, media and communications.Contributors:John Appleby, Rachel Armstrong, Fred Botting, Julie Clarke, Gary Hall, Chris Hables Gray, Meredith Jones, Orlan, Mark Poster, Jay Prosser, E. A. Scheer, Zod Sofia, Stelarc, Scott Wilson, Joanna Zylinska>
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

I
1
II
13
III
15
IV
33
V
56
VI
73
VII
79
VIII
81
XI
131
XII
147
XIII
149
XIV
168
XV
172
XVI
179
XVIII
181
XIX
193

IX
101
X
114
XX
214
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

Joanna Zylinska is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is the author of The Cyborg Experiments (Continuum, 2002).

Bibliographic information