Philosophy of Technology and the Body

This page outlines a large number of articles on the subject of technology and the body, from a philosophical perspective. There are some fantastic readings on here that may serve as inspiration for future works. Lots to do with Posthumanism.

Stay nerdy!

Cyborg Bodies

Check out these variations on future human bodies, moving beyond the “edge of the skin”. Some titles that you may find intriguing (as I have):

Unruly Bodies. The Effect Body As a Place of Resistance

Extensive Bodies

Monstrous Bodies: The Disarranged Gender Body as an Arena for Monstrous Subject Relations

Cyborg Bodies and the Collective . . . → Read More: Cyborg Bodies

EL Wire

Here are a couple of YouTube videos that helped me understand how to work with EL wire. The first one, from ‘Thats Cool Wire’, taught me how to reconnect my EL wire after I had damaged a portion of it with my sewing machine and the second is an interesting bit of info from Jeri . . . → Read More: EL Wire

You Turn Me On

As I mentioned earlier, I wanted to show how social dancing is a form of sexual foreplay and I was looking to the Tango for inspiration. However, after playing around with the idea of lighting up erogenous zones as the dancers touch, I realized that Salsa was a more appropriate dance to showcase this concept . . . → Read More: You Turn Me On

In relation to the Social Body Project.

Artical:

Dress for Stress: Wearable technology and the social body – Susan ELizabeth Ryan

http://www.intelligentagent.com/archive/ia8_1_SocialFabrics_DressForStress_Ryan.pdf

Projects:

Solar Bikini http://www.mediaruimte.be/coco/2007/solar-bikini-andrew-schneider-2006/

* a Bikini that charges your MP3 using the Sun.

Intimacy Black: Hide and Show

http://www.design.nl/item/intimacy_black_hide_and_show

* Showing the relationshiop between intimacy, technologie and the social body.

. . . → Read More: In relation to the Social Body Project.

Social Dancing as Foreplay

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The New Conversation

This photo was taken during the Skype class which was held on the week that Kate was sick.

Here was ave Elija leaning forward to say something to Kate over Kate’s “shoulder” through the computer.

I feel like this is a beautiful illustration of the blurring lines between being present and being digitally present.

. . . → Read More: The New Conversation

American Idol Clip

Embarrassing Confession:

I like to watch reality TV while i do homework. In fact im working on my piece right now … while watching new American Idol. (sigh… i cant believe im writing this)

anyway… if you get a chance watch Season 10 episode 7 … about 15 minutes into the episode a guy auditions . . . → Read More: American Idol Clip

Social Bodies

An odd assortment of projects…

Auger-Loizeau

Smell+ Social Tele-presence Iso-phone

Hug Shirt – Cute Circuit

Mood Elevation Apparati & Anonymous Hugging Wall – Keetra Dean Dixon

Gloves for Holding Hands, Balaclava For Looking In The Same Direction, Balaclava For Gazing Into Each Other’s Eyes – Andrea Van Der Kooij

Co-Dependant Gloves – Fiona Carswell

Smittens . . . → Read More: Social Bodies

Cyborg Cam

As promised, the cyborg cam.

“Three years after losing her left eye in a car accident, San Franciscan Tanya Vlach wants to make her artificial eye more useful: she’s planning to put a video camera in her eye socket with the goal of having a bionic eye.”

read it here.

. . . → Read More: Cyborg Cam

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