How can we interpret cyberspace? What is the place of the embodied human agent in the virtual world? This innovative collection examines the emerging arena of cyberspace and the challenges it presents for the social and cultural forms of the human body. It shows how changing relations between body and technology offer new arenas for cultural representations. At the same time, the contributors examine the realities of human embodiment and the limits of virtual worlds. Topics examined include: technological body modifications, replacements and prosthetics; bodies in cyberspace, virtual environments and cyborg culture; cultural representations of technological embodiment in visual and literary productions; and cyberpunk scienc

Feedback and Cybernetics: Reimaging the Body in the Age of the Cyborg

Feedback and cybernetics: Reimaging the body in the age of the cyborg
DavidTomas

Words have frightening power. (Colin Cherry, 1980: 68)

The cyborg or ‘cybernetic organism’ represents a radical vision of what it means to be human in the western world in the late 20th century. Although the word has an official history that dates from ...

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