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reading response 8: A Cyborg Manifesto

In this reading, Donna Haraway goes in-depth in explaining a society free of gender, gender roles, and anything related to sex. She goes into talk about a "cyborg", defining it as a "a cybernetic organsm, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction." She continues to describe it as a "creature in a post-gender world; it has no truck with bisexuality, pre-oedipal symbiosis, unalienated labour, or other seductions to organic wholeness through a final appropriation of all the powers of the parts into a higher unity."

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"immediacy is supposed to make the computer interface "natural" rather than arbitrary"

to be continued...

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