February 20, 2009

Symposium at CentralTrak: Revisiting the Cyborg Manifesto

Organizer Charissa Terranova explains,

In 1985, Donna J. Haraway published "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the late Twentieth Century." Haraway distilled a new paradigm pf subjectivity that moved beyond traditional paradigms of gender duality and classical humanism. The Manifesto called for an honest embracement of the psycho-corporeal transformations that ensue from technology, the way in which those technologies emancipate us from old mythologies of "human nature" and interpolate into patterns of ecological destruction and the violent matrix of the military industrial complex." [The symposium,] Woman Body Image: Half-lives of the Cyborg Manifesto 25 Year After . . . will revisit the Manifesto as we approach its 25th anniversary.
A main draw for me is Kristin Lucas (see prior post here re- her show at and/or gallery; her work was also included in The Program); the other participants sound interesting, too.

More on CentralTrak's calendar.

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