Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway

Haraway has observed how the production of human knowledge encounters cybernetic technology and is increasingly determined by the operations of a new information order that disturbs the distinctions between natural and artificial, mind and body, consciousness and its simulation: “Microelectronics is the technical basis of simulacra; that is, of copies without originals…Communications technologies and biotechnologies are the crucial tools recrafting our bodies…We find ourselves to be cyborgs, hybrids, mosaics, chimeras…The machine is us, our processes, an aspect of our embodiment.” (P258 in Birringer, J: Media and Performance)

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