“The mind is the effect, not the cause.”

Is it coincidence, serendipity or because this course is so up to date, it seems every bit of media, social or otherwise is feeding in to our knowledge base Daniel Dennett: 'I don't like theory of mind' – interview | Science | guardian.co.uk. It is interesting that the idea of Darwinian evolution of ideas was [...]


Cyborg – Artificial Limbs-Organs

Cyborg – Artificial Limbs-Organs Superpowers: Real-World Powers | Main Page | Obsidian Portal. This is a game about a hero who began as a normal human but has had parts of his body replaced by artificial devices. The player determines what parts are artificial, using the randomly generated Abilities and Powers as a guide. For [...]


Week 9 Summary cyborg / posthuman

This week I have been blogging about technology and meme’s, I have been reading and tweeting about Posthuman and moving onto cyborgs. I am not sure if there is a difference between the two – more of a concept -post humanism / cyborgs appear to be all about the blurring of boundaries between humans and [...]


Asian Eels and beautiful women

Reading Pickering (2005) on posthumanism – phew!!!!! I will try to summarise for myself and for others Pickering suggests that the world of academics is split into two fields – the study of objects and things, the study of human meaning. He suggests we need to think about the symbiotic relationship between the two rather [...]