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The posthuman cyborg: Technological telepathy

The posthuman cyborg: Technological telepathy

Researches have recently published an article where they have done an experiment with some kind of technological telepathy. A man in India wearing a BCI (Brain-Computer Interface), has successfully transmitted different kind of words through thoughts to a man’s...
Unplugging the cyborgs

Unplugging the cyborgs

While this week’s tech-press has devoted much space to the launch of yet another better, bigger and more amazing set of consumer electronics, it was a seemingly unexciting object with the looks of a humble notebook-charger passing by the...
Smartwatches: a step closer towards the Cyborg?

Smartwatches: a step closer towards the Cyborg?

  Introduction On the 9th of September, 2014, Apple organised their iPhone Event, in which they not only introduced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, but also the Apple Watch. This is Apple’s version of the latest trend...
Cyborg Unplug – Counter-Surveillance Device or Product to profit of Fear?

Cyborg Unplug – Counter-Surveillance Device or Product to profit of Fear?

For everyone being paranoid that strangers could spy on them using drones, cameras, microphones or even Google Glasses – finally, a solution has arrived, which is going on pre-order on September 30, 2014. Cyborg Unplug is a gadget no...
Book Review: Media Life by Mark Deuze

Book Review: Media Life by Mark Deuze

    “media are to us as water is to fish.”     By Seah KIM and Mihaela Naftanaila   This is the way Mark Deuze starts his new book Media Life, which he presented last Thursday evening at...
App review: Sleep as an droid. Or as a cyborg?

App review: Sleep as an droid. Or as a cyborg?

I love to sleep. So much that waking up early on Monday for morning classes is a hard and laborious task. I always set my alarm clock about half an hour early to compensate for the time spent snoozing...

Fellow Sorcerers: Rhizomatic Animality in New Media Art

Here’s my thesis, relevant for any fan of cyborg studies: Fellow Sorcerers PDF Abstract Beginning in the industrial revolution and possibly before, the balance of animal life has tipped away from a state of autonomy to a state of...

Man and/or machine

The BBC recently broadcasted ‘James May’s Big Ideas’. In this sequence of documentaries May, probably best known as anti superhero in ‘Top Gear’, explores in the episode ‘Man-machine‘ some projects on cyborgs, avatars, artificial intelligence and robots. Unfortunately, the episode isn’t...