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From technobirth to cyborg babies

From technobirth to cyborg babies

Reflections on the Emergent Discourse of a Holistic
Anthropologist

Cyborg imagery can help express two crucial arguments…first, the production of universal, totalizing theory is a major mistake that misses most of reality, probably always, but certainly now; and second, taking responsibility for the social relations of science and technology means refusing an anti-science metaphysics, a demonology of technology, and so means embracing the skillful task of reconstructing the boundaries of daily life, in partial connection with others, in communication with all of our parts…Cyborg imagery can suggest a way out of the maze of dualisms in which we have explained our bodies and our tools to ourselves…Though both are bound in the spiral dance, I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess.

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