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  • cyborgblog: Prosthetic Ass
    construction Cyborg 101 online Cyborg poem from Squirrels in My Attic blog Cyborgs have no privacy cyberlit cyborg class projects Rutgers Future Cities The Cyborg and the City Saitek Cyborg Evo Force PC Joystick 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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  • cyborgblog: Bio-engineered Machines: Genetically-engineered E. coli-based digital decoders
    and then displays a human readable number that glows in the dark The number is produced by genetically customized bacteria that growin a familiar pattern of a digital numeric display The resulting readouts of 0 through 7 correspond to the specific chemical combination detected in solution One real world application of a decoderdevice might be to monitor water for contaminants or toxins To achieve such elegant simplicity synthetic biology combines science math and high powered computing to tease out virtually infinite genetic possibilities for designing and building this kind of bio engineered machine This kind of deciphering and rewriting of nature s code with a specific cellular behavior in mind custom tailoring the machine s parts is where some hardcore math and computing come in posted by Allison Muri at 9 13 PM 0 Comments Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts Placebo Cyborgs Cyborgs have no privacy update The electronic Cybrid dimension of construction Cyborg 101 online Cyborg poem from Squirrels in My Attic blog Cyborgs have no privacy cyberlit cyborg class projects Rutgers Future Cities The Cyborg and the City Saitek Cyborg Evo Force PC Joystick Cyborg Anime on DVD www cyborgblog Other

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  • cyborgblog: People Need Lives
    blocks to either a distasterous sic feud or closer friendship Find out what makes her laugh and gets him to clean the bathroom The characters are now fully customizable allowing you to choose their skin hair and eye color as well as their outfits You are in control your skills will determine the future of the roommates lives will their apartment become their love nest It s up to you from http www bluesnews com I suppose someone could argue that having an artificial computer simulated social life is not fundamentally different from having artificial flavouring in your food but to me this is pretty disturbing I guess it was just a matter of time before some ambitious marketer had a product like this made but really You go and watch Lord Of The Rings because you can t go around riding on elephants and killing trolls in real life However this is blatantly marketed towards people who have social problems like we were discussing last class posted by Dustin at 4 06 PM 1 Comments stacey said I completely agree I think it s also a little sad that people would have nothing better to do than mold artificail people and their lives into something that is most likely lacking in their own Don t we already have a profession for people who take fictional characters and have them interact toward a desired conclusion they re called authors In this case however there is much less work and consequently much less reward in the quest 8 24 PM Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts Industrial Music The Birthmark Hallmark Channel to air proto cyborg Frankenstein Maybe Cyborgs Don t have to have viral infections If John Kerry were a cyborg Cyborg Surveillance Goes

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  • cyborgblog: Industrial Music
    them sing this is a riot religious and clean coma white all that glitter is cold all that glitters is cold Mechanical Animals we were neurophobic and perfect the day that we lost our souls maybe we weren t so human if we cry we will rust and I was a hand grenade that never stopped exploding you were automatic and as hollow as the o in God I am never gonna be the one for you I am never gonna save the world from you but they ll never be good to you or bad to you they ll never be anything anything at all you were my mechanical bride you were phenobarbidoll a manniqueen of depression with the face of a dead star and I was a hand grenade that never stopped exploding you were automatic and as hollow as the o in God I am never gonna be the one for you I am never gonna save the world from you but they ll never be good to you or bad to you they ll never be anything anything at all this isn t me I m not mechanical I m just a boy playing the suicide king 4 09 PM Warren said And then there is Bad Religion Some of the lyrics are a bit sketchy but i think lots of it is relevant to what we are talking about All lyrics by Gregory Walter Graffin born November 6 1965 in Madison Wisconsin better known as Greg Graffin is the singer and founder of the punk rock band Bad Religion He formed Bad Religion in 1980 at age 15 when he was in high school The band released a self titled EP in 1981 and disbanded in 1984 re forming in 1987 They signed with Epitaph Records and recorded Suffer releasing it in 1988 In 2003 he received his Ph D in evolutionary paleontology from UCLA However according to a video clip originally from the Bad Religion official website http www badreligion com and also available from the The Cornell Evolution Project http www cornellevolutionproject org homepage the PhD thesis was officially a Zoology PhD thesis supervised by William B Provine http www eeb cornell edu provine provine html at Cornell University The thesis was entitled Monism Atheism and the Naturalist Worldview Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology It is described as being essentially an evolutionary biology PhD but having also relevance to history and philosophy of science MODERN MAN I ve got nothing to say I ve got nothing to do All of my neurons are functioning smoothly Yet still I m a cyborg just like you I am one big myoma that thinks my planet supports only me I ve got this one big problem will I live forever I ve got just a short time to see Modern man evolutionary betrayer Modern man ecosystem destroyer Modern man destroy yourself in shame Modern man pathetic example of earth s organic heritage When I look back and

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  • cyborgblog: The Birthmark
    window through which to view modernity and it s attendant social problems Also I seem to have lost my reading package that contains this story either at the bar or grocery store could I borrow one to make a copy of 5 30 PM Warren said I confess Aylmer also reminds me of W Bush But at least the scientist is in pursuit of something even if it is only for the sake of being in pursuit of it and not in the interest of science itself I disagree with the Republic comparison though I think W is closer to being a modern day sophist as opposed to being in pursuit of anything especially knowledge or justice Even though he can t talk very well he relies on crappy rhetoric that seems to suck in a certain audience And he is getting rich in doing so much similar to the way the enemies of Plato made their living or Dr Phil for that matter The educated upper classes have the right to keep everyone else in the dark because they know best The rulers of the Kalipolis I think were suppose to be the ideological icon for everything that is just or good for humanity an Aristocracy where the best rule and not the people that think they are the best W but actually the ideological best if there is such a thing But I think what Plato might have been trying to get at was that if these rulers actually existed they would know the best way to create community wide justice liberation and harmony If that is the case I don t think Plato or Socrates are very similar to W or Aylmer 7 24 PM stacey said Does it bother anyone else in this story that Aylmer talks about love It s absurd to believe that anything remotely resembling love is part of his understanding He takes the woman he loves and turns her into a science experiment because he can t get past a silly mark that until he came along she was proud to posess believeing it was a unique gift It is apparent that no cost was too great for his pursuit of science or perfection reminds me of the Stepford Wives Ultimately her death was preferred over the appaling birthmark Seems like a very loving relationship 8 37 PM bumblepanda said Okay remeber the first class how we looked at those early definitions of monster and Monstrous they arose out of bizarre birth defects etc In this story her birthmark is perceived by Aylmer to be monstrous but the birthmark occurs naturally it is a natural mark Nature is full of imperfections and inconsistencies but what Aylmer is aspiring towards is perfection perfection in the story is thus deemed the monstrous The birthmark can be seen to simply represent Georgiana and her humanity thus it seems that Aylmer is ultimately offended by her humanity It is an act against nature for Aylmer to

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  • cyborgblog: Hallmark Channel to air proto-cyborg Frankenstein story
    with knowledge and wisdom but a conscience as well and a longing to be accepted for something other than the deviant he is Mary Shelley s immortal novel truly comes to life for the first time in the most elaborate gragic and chillingly faithful version of her classic macabre tale Frankenstein will rouse audiences with something far more profound than fear The burning question where where where can I ever get a chance to see this posted by Allison Muri at 1 07 PM 1 Comments Dustin said This looks really cool maybe they will release it on VHS DVD or maybe it will be available for download somewhere on the internet legally or otherwise There s no way I could catch it as I don t have any decent TV channels I m assuming William Hurt will play Frankenstein I think he is a good choice since he has demonstrated that he can play a driven crazy intellectual I m thinking of a particularly weird film called Altered States from the 1980s Donald Sutherland does a really good creepy old man but I m not sure what character he would play What I find is strange is how they call Frankenstein a love story I don t understand how this description is accurate Elizabeth and Victor s relationship isn t really in the forefront of the novel the monster himself is much more central 11 03 PM Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts Maybe Cyborgs Don t have to have viral infections If John Kerry were a cyborg Cyborg Surveillance Goes Both Ways Amouse the mouse whisker cyborg that s mostly rob Cyborg Introspection Sega Hunting Cyborgs since 1988 A bizarre connection Internet Epidemiology and Ecology 2004 MacArthur Fellow straddles the boundary of

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  • cyborgblog: Maybe Cyborgs Don't have to have viral infections
    prevents it from infecting T cells Melbourne based Starpharma is reaching the end of early phase human trials of the gel which is the world s first dendrimer based drug to be used on humans Dendrimers are synthetic molecules which have been likened to nanoscale golf balls that act as molecular Velcro capable of targeting cells and pathogens The gel uses dendrimers like sponges to mop up the virus We re trying to slow down HIV to the stage where it can be dealt with by the body s immune system Starpharma development manager Dr Tom McCarthy said posted by Allison Muri at 11 02 AM 0 Comments Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts If John Kerry were a cyborg Cyborg Surveillance Goes Both Ways Amouse the mouse whisker cyborg that s mostly rob Cyborg Introspection Sega Hunting Cyborgs since 1988 A bizarre connection Internet Epidemiology and Ecology 2004 MacArthur Fellow straddles the boundary of o Cyborgs Don t Have to have Stinky Feet Winnipeg Man Dies Becomes Cyberghost or just wh www cyborgblog Other Cyborg Info Wikipedia Cyborg entry Futures Wiki on Cyborgisation Wikipedia entry on Fictional Cyborgs Wikipedia entry on Gynoids List

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  • cyborgblog: Placebo Cyborgs
    587 588 Benedetti et al describe using electrode implants to measure activity of neurons in the subthalamic nucleus a target in therapy for Parkinson s Disease The placebo was an injection of saline solution and the suggestion of a motor improvement Dr Benedetti spoke on The Biological Basis of an Imaginary Treatment at on February 15 2005 at the London School of Economics The precis An imaginary treatment is a simulation of a real treatment showing that the context around the patient may affect the therapeutic outcome This occurs through the release of endogenous substances in the brain which modify the activity of neurons These new neurobiological acquisitions have both clinical and ethical implications Benedetti and others recently published Expectation enhances autonomic responses to stimulation of the human subthalamic limbic region Brain Behavior and Immunity 19 6 November 2005 500 509 Microelectrodes inserted into the subthalamic regions provided the means for microstimulation of the STN which has known autonomic effects such as an increase in heart rate and emotional effects such as feelings of well being and pleasure in the human But telling the patient when this was happening apparently had a significant impact on the response Most interesting the overt and covert stimulations of this area produced very different outcomes Sometimes the open hidden difference was as large as 50 both for heart rate and sympathetic responses posted by Allison Muri at 7 13 AM 0 Comments Post a Comment Home Headlesschicken Allison Muri University of Saskatchewan Previous Posts Cyborgs have no privacy update The electronic Cybrid dimension of construction Cyborg 101 online Cyborg poem from Squirrels in My Attic blog Cyborgs have no privacy cyberlit cyborg class projects Rutgers Future Cities The Cyborg and the City Saitek Cyborg Evo Force PC Joystick Cyborg Anime on DVD Cyborg game

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