Beyond Boundaries

Haraway’s figure of the cyborg is an argument for “pleasure in the confusion of boundaries and responsibility in their construction” (Haraway 1991, 292). In trying to understand the workings of digital (dis)embodiment we are also forced to cross certain boundaries, to think and to engage with both proximate and remote experiences (Munster 2006, 152).  Digital technology is increasingly becoming an integrated part of our everyday life. The cyborg image with its inherent irony and paradox can therefore provide us with refreshing ways to look at the interweaving of physical and digital experiences, and how technology shapes our lives at the same time as we shape technology.

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