Monthly Archives: August 2012

Week 4 – Are we master or are we slaves? That is the question.

We have dedicated our lives to modern technology. Not in the sense that we want the best of both hard and software, but we put our personal information, our very own thoughts into our devices. Our lives, appointments, photos and videos are recorded, as if these technology is another mind (and to us, they seem […]

Week 3 – Body and Technology

As a digital native it is quite difficult to imagine life not intrinsically linked to technology. Since the Stone Age we have used technology to reshape our reality, which enabled us to evolve until we reached how we are in the present days. As George Khut pointed out in this week’s lecture, perhaps it will […]

Week 2 – The Evocative Object

evocative (ɪˈvɒkətɪv) — adj tending or serving to evoke evoke (ɪˈvəʊk) — vb 1. to call or summon up (a memory, feeling, etc), esp from the past This week we delved into the more philosophical aspect of our interaction with technology, especially the computer as an “evocative object”. Sherry Turkle in this week’s reading The Evocative […]

Week 1 – Humans and Technology

Cyborgs, or Cybernetic-Organism, is “The melding of the organic and the machinic, or the engineering of a union between separate organic systems” (Manfred E Clynes, 1960). It is the integration of the organic and the artificial, of living and non-living material, and to enhance ourselves to achieve what our natural bodies cannot. One of the […]