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  • cyborgblog: A bizarre connection...
    Dr Frankenstein s failure be viewed as judgment did his experiment fail because his hunger for knowledge led him to repeat the original sin And if so can Frankenstei n be seen as a text which suggests no states that the pursuit of knowledge is ultimately sinful posted by bumblepanda at 1 15 PM 3 Comments bumblepanda said As I have just experienced the pangs of not being able to edit my post post post I feel I left out one crucial yet hopefully self evident question are we all doomed If I wear those stinky feet nano socks am I just as bad as Eve How does this particular view of Frankenstein bare on everything else cyborg related that we are learning about D O O M E D 12 51 PM Allison Muri said Lesley s comment isn t really a bizarre connection at all In fact it raises some very interesting issues about the division of knowledge that occurred well after Sidney wrote his defence of poetry in the 16th century Well into the 18th century poetry and science weren t entirely separate entities though they were on their way At the end of the 18th century Erasmus Darwin Charles grandfarther for example wrote an incredible poem that was focused on the leading science of the day on natural philosophy and botany called Zoonomia It was written in rhyming couplets and peopled with poetic figures but it espoused a theory on the origins of organic life from one vital spark that developed into various life forms Knowledge was poetry and science All through the 18th century the quest for knowledge was represented as an ideal and even spiritual pursuit to know understand and reveal God s works There is also resistance to certain kinds of knowledge however

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  • cyborgblog: Internet Epidemiology and "Ecology"
    of 6 2 million will be dedicated to wiping out those plagues of the Internet worms and viruses that infect thousands upon thousands of computers and cause billions of dollars in down time network congestion and potentially lost data Taking cues from the field of epidemiology the center will work to understand how the Internet s open communications and software vulnerabilities permit worms to propagate to devise a global scale early warning system to detect epidemics in their early stages to develop forensics capabilities for analyzing wide ranging infections and to develop techniques and devices that can suppress outbreaks before they reach pandemic proportions posted by Allison Muri at 3 07 PM 0 Comments Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts 2004 MacArthur Fellow straddles the boundary of o Cyborgs Don t Have to have Stinky Feet Winnipeg Man Dies Becomes Cyberghost or just wh Cyborg Rescue Rats Metaborgs Corporations as organic mechanical enti Frankenstein The Musical The year is 2007 Resident Evil Apocalypse Sousveillance Blog Free the Cyborg More ASIMO Questions www cyborgblog Other Cyborg Info Wikipedia Cyborg entry Futures Wiki on Cyborgisation Wikipedia entry on Fictional Cyborgs Wikipedia entry on Gynoids List of

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  • cyborgblog: 2004 MacArthur Fellow "straddles the boundary of organic and inorganic chemistry"
    manipulating systems that straddle the boundary of organic and inorganic chemistry at the molecular scale In her most recent work she has genetically modified viruses strains that only attack bacteria and are harmless to humans to interact with solutions of inorganic semiconductors yielding self assembling metal films and wires with diameters in the low tens of nanometers The ability to control this self assembly process may one day lead to the next generation of microelectronics or other nanoscale machines posted by Allison Muri at 2 18 PM 0 Comments Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts Cyborgs Don t Have to have Stinky Feet Winnipeg Man Dies Becomes Cyberghost or just wh Cyborg Rescue Rats Metaborgs Corporations as organic mechanical enti Frankenstein The Musical The year is 2007 Resident Evil Apocalypse Sousveillance Blog Free the Cyborg More ASIMO Questions Borg Journalism www cyborgblog Other Cyborg Info Wikipedia Cyborg entry Futures Wiki on Cyborgisation Wikipedia entry on Fictional Cyborgs Wikipedia entry on Gynoids List of Apocalyptic and Post Apocalyptic Fiction on Wikipedia Cyborg Echoes and Cyborgopoulos Thoughts of a Greek Cyborg EyeTap Personal Imaging Lab Cyborg Democracy a nexus for techno progressives transmitting a sexy high

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  • cyborgblog: Cyborgs Don't Have to have Stinky Feet
    This product would change human life as we know it posted by Allison Muri at 8 03 AM 2 Comments bumblepanda said This is a truly life altering advancement At the risk of getting WAY too personal I must confess that this post brought a salty tear to my eye Since the dawn of my time I have been feared avoided scorned and ridiculed because of my stinky feet Sign me up I am ready to plug in 12 46 PM Allison Muri said Ahh it brings a tear to my eye too imagine the newfound cyborgian freedom from the evil tyranny of the washing machine you could wear that shirt indefinately especially if little teflon nanoparticles repelled the stains of spilled coffee and booze and various fluids I m too delicate to mention Clearly cyborg socks are also an issue of consideration in terms of the future cultural politics of homemaking 1 26 PM Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts Winnipeg Man Dies Becomes Cyberghost or just wh Cyborg Rescue Rats Metaborgs Corporations as organic mechanical enti Frankenstein The Musical The year is 2007 Resident Evil Apocalypse Sousveillance Blog Free the Cyborg More

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  • cyborgblog: Winnipeg Man Dies, Becomes Cyberghost (or, just when you thought it was safe, the cyber-idiots strike again)
    online are based solely on communication something she often finds lacking in her real world acquaintances Another friend plays multiplayer online games that connect hundreds of players through virtual personas in a shared virtual experience I ve seen some of the dialogue that goes on between these people and I get a strong sense of community There s ties there that go back along ways built on shared experiences and common interests The medium of interaction is just different And often very exciting visually http www darkageofcamelot com screenshots php http www blizzard com wow movies sorry I tried but couldn t make the links open in a new window so if you right click you should be able to do that manually And a point of clarification Is McLuhan good or evil Umm in your view I mean I have to admit I know almost nothing about the guy except that he said some famous things and was before his time Maybe he was right in his time and he s old hat now Hmmm I m gonna go look Sorry I realized this may have gotten off topic maybe someone can see a way to bring it back 5 00 PM Allison Muri said This post has been removed by a blog administrator 8 51 PM Warren said It seems as though technolongy is changing the way we interact and in my experience it is also changing the language we use in doing so For example when i first got MSN Messenger or maybe it was ICQ i wanted to see what all the fuss was about I messaged one of my friends and we talked for a little while Everything seemed pretty simple and than he busted out with a lol Holy that blew my mind i just assumed it was a mistake A couple of years later i was talking to a high school teacher and he said that he could see some new trends in misspelt words such as the use of u instead of you and changing words so that the vowel is always u like wut for what and nutthin for nothing Lately i have noticed many new abbreviations i am sure you are all familiar with the brb lmao wtf and many many more This probably stems from the fact that we can t type as fast as we can talk usually and when we are conversing with someone online we want to communicate our steady flow of thought So technology is definately changing some important aspects of being human language community but i can t figure out if this change is for the better or worse or maybe it is neither and it is just simply change I am on the fence right now but initially I was not I immediately thought it was EVIL because the combination of chatting and spell check was destroying my spelling but hey maybe that is just my fault What does everyone else think about online language Is it all fun and games or is tehre something more to it 8 07 AM Allison Muri said This is a re posting of the deleted comment with revisions of the horrifying travesties of late night grammar and logic Yes there s the problem of automation as alienation and there s also the assumption that no matter what the experience is if it s technologically mediated there s something alien about it This question of community is a very interesting one and I confess to sitting on the fence a bit you simply cannot deny the lived experiences of ordinary as happy as the rest of people people participating in online communities but on the other hand I ve no evidence to prove that it s healthy What is really the problem in my view is the tendency to present speculation especially in popular media such as newspapers and news magazines as substantiated fact Many theorists journalists and parents alike have tended to want to assume that online communications are alienating but I have trouble with this the early Christian practice of monks going off to be celibate and contemplative in the dessert was alienating reading itself is alienating In fact the beautiful Camelot screenshots you link to seem evidence to me that the old literature is still strong just evolved like the oral transition of the story of Beowulf being sung in different ways to different audiences to the written form of i Beowulf i preserved by scribes to the beautifully rendered poem by Seamus Heaney The media changes the form but the desire for stories old traditional stories in new guises remains On the other hand I guess if you re alienated already the artificial community in the sense of being brought about by constructive skill might be an escape from perceived natural interactions But so might reading which is also an artificial practice of storytelling I also have difficulty with arbitrary distinctions between natural and artificial of course so much is imposed on our interpretations and understanding by the arbitrariness of language it seems Well Who knows On McLuhan however I can state an opinion he was before his time yes but if you read Harold Innis the U of T political economist who wrote The Bias of Communication 1951 and The Strategy of Culture 1952 just over a decade before McLuhan published Understanding Media The Extensions of Man 1964 you ll see that McLuhan was making pithy and accessible older and more complicated theories of how media influence communications That s fine theories get recycled all the time And he was admittedly good with language The media is the message and global village are still evocative and important phrases today What s troublesome about McLuhan is that he was making so many pronouncements that were ill informed unresearched illogical and in fact quite biased For instance Only the phonetic alphabet makes a break between eye and ear between semantic meaning and visual code

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  • cyborgblog: Cyborg Rescue Rats
    science fiction movie released a couple of years ago Minority Report Despite the plotholes and whatnot it was kind of interesting In it in order to locate criminals people wanted by the always ominous science fiction law enforcement System they sent robotic spiders through all areas of a building The search was obviously much faster and more efficient than a human search would be since the robots were tiny and could travel beneath doors through air vents and through windows etc However the protagonist who was wanted managed to avoid them by hiding under some water I think the water was cold so the robots couldn t sense body heat something that wouldn t work too well on a human 11 22 PM Allison Muri said Dustin raises a point that again emphasizes the relationship between the uses imagined by scientists engineers for new technologies and the uses imagined in fiction and film for similar technologies Does this juxtaposition that we keep seeing signal a new function for the literary arts By new I mean since the division of knowledge that originated with the new science of the Enlightenment Is a significant maybe even dominant purpose for the poet as in the obsolete old Greek and Latin sense one who makes or composes works of literature an author to be a watchdog a harbinger of possible evils wrought by science and technology Much of our cultural studies and theory of the past decades has functioned in this sense Canada s long time most famous author Margaret Atwood has devoted her most recent book to the subject Oryx and Crake Some of our best selling films in recent years have been devoted to the what if scenario of potentially real science technology being used in a dystopian setting 12 56 PM

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  • cyborgblog: Cyborgs don't have to be blind
    Tübingen and Regensburg universities in Germany The project which is being led by Eberhart Zrenner involves implanting chips into the eyes of seven people who have lost their sight to a disease called retinitis pigmentosa posted by Allison Muri at 3 03 PM 0 Comments Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts Cyborg Information stored in Neurons Congenitally blind cyborgs don t have to be blind Cyborgs don t have to be blind Cyborg Symposium MIT this May New Minds New Bo Brain implant rats and other cyberbeings Technotranscendence Doctor Who Cyberman Voice Changer Helmet Toys G A new approach for a brain machine interface SCIENCE Group Seeks Ban on Living Machines Captain Cyborg sighting by The Register www cyborgblog Other Cyborg Info Wikipedia Cyborg entry Futures Wiki on Cyborgisation Wikipedia entry on Fictional Cyborgs Wikipedia entry on Gynoids List of Apocalyptic and Post Apocalyptic Fiction on Wikipedia Cyborg Echoes and Cyborgopoulos Thoughts of a Greek Cyborg EyeTap Personal Imaging Lab Cyborg Democracy a nexus for techno progressives transmitting a sexy high tech vision of a radically democratic future Responsible Nanotechnology blog by Mike Treder co founder and Executive Director of the Center for Responsible

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  • cyborgblog: Cyborg Information stored in Neurons
    into memory chips could become a reality in the foreseeable future The experiment published on May 16 in Physical Review E is based on the idea that linking neurons can result in spontaneous coordinated firing Itay Baruchi and Eshel Ben Jacob of Tel Aviv University said that they were able to create additional firings by using a special protocol of local chemical stimulations which created multiple rudimentary memories stored in the neuron network posted by Allison Muri at 8 51 PM 0 Comments Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts Congenitally blind cyborgs don t have to be blind Cyborgs don t have to be blind Cyborg Symposium MIT this May New Minds New Bo Brain implant rats and other cyberbeings Technotranscendence Doctor Who Cyberman Voice Changer Helmet Toys G A new approach for a brain machine interface SCIENCE Group Seeks Ban on Living Machines Captain Cyborg sighting by The Register Lovestruck cyborgs set the scene for really strang www cyborgblog Other Cyborg Info Wikipedia Cyborg entry Futures Wiki on Cyborgisation Wikipedia entry on Fictional Cyborgs Wikipedia entry on Gynoids List of Apocalyptic and Post Apocalyptic Fiction on Wikipedia Cyborg Echoes and Cyborgopoulos Thoughts of

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