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Before beginning this week’s post, I started thinking about cyborgs and whether they should be understood as a technological modification of humans or as a humanification of technology. In other words, does technology invade the human sphere or vice versa? I know that the boundary here is very thin but I also believe these two universes are still distinct. This got me…

We are all cyborgs (video + blogpost)

The video titled ‘We Are All Cyborgs’ is a short introduction and artistic interpretation of Donna Haraway’s ‘Cyborg Manifesto’ (1985). What is a cyborg you might ask? Well, as most of you are by now well aware a cyborg is defined as “a person whose physiological functioning is aided by or dependent upon a mechanical or electronic device.” This means that each…

Memes and why I think they work

Memes are a typical feature of the internet. They show that humor becomes very ironical when it’s formed by billions of people at the same time. The most important thing when it comes to memes in my opinion, is that they are most of the time very relatable. The fact that most memes today are about something people recognize makes them very…

Down The Rabbit Hole

For this week’s post I made a video about simulated realities, Schrödinger’s Cat and multiverse theories. I have always had a fascination with the enormousness of the universe and all the different branches that may or may not diverge from it. When we started talking about video game simulations in class, I could not help but think about how these relate to…

Fear of the Machines: Hollywood’s portrayal of A.Is

Last Friday I went to the cinema in the first time in forever, for a viewing of the most recent Terminator movie. As you probably know, the Terminator movie series tells the story of how the protagonist is being hunted by robots from a future in which an A.I gained consciousness and attempts to kill all humans. This 6th movie was not…

USE GOOGLE TRANSLATE 

DISCLAIMER This blog post is in Japanese, so when I used the title: ‘Use google translate’, I meant it, so please do! I will update this blog post wednesday morning with the english version of the blog post. I thought it would be fun to see how many people will be able to understand and discuss this blog post in class. This…

Technology and perfume

For many years now, I have had a passion for perfumery. The perfume industry is a strange one because it is up and coming and not many people know more than very basic information about perfumes. It is a nieche world inhabited by rich philanthropists and freaks and artists of various and obscure nature, who all join to study and appreciate the…