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The cyborg: a treatise on the artificial man

Il Cyborg: saggio sull'uomo artificiale

Caronia, Antonio

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Abstract Born on the pages of science fiction comics in the 1920s and 30s, the cyborg lives in popular imagination. As hero of the cyberpunk epic, in its brief but intense history, the cyborg has followed and anticipated the rapport and conflict between man and machine. In the post-fordist era of digital networked media the cyborg unfolds itself in the dissemination of multiple bodies: on the Internet, in the shift of individual identity, in the new collective aggregation connected by software. It bridges virtuality and concreteness, possibility and necessity. The cyborg thus becomes a field of social conflict, one of the new figures in which the bio-political perspective is embodied.
Keywords human being; engineering; body; man-machine system; science fiction; artificial intelligence; virtual reality; hybridity; postmodernism
Classification Sociology of Science, Sociology of Technology, Research on Science and Technology; Philosophy, Ethics, Religion
Free Keywords Cyberculture
Document language English
Publication Year 2015
Publisher meson press
City Lüneburg
Page/Pages 170 p.
ISBN 978-3-95796-011-5
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works