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by Chris Gray

Free eBook The Cyborg Handbook download ISBN: 0415908485
Author: Chris Gray
Publisher: Routledge (October 13, 1995)
Language: English
Pages: 568
Category: Technologies and Future
Subcategory: Computer Science
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The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

The book has been read, but is in excellent condition.

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Cyborgs and cyborg theory strongly influence and transhumanism and are thus . This was achieved under the KSEC Cyborg center partnership, which aims to bring products like Vivokey to the masses

Cyborgs and cyborg theory strongly influence and transhumanism and are thus influential to both the DIY-bio movement and grinder movement in general. Some biohackers such as Grinders and the British professor of cybernetics Kevin Warwick actively design and implement technologies which are integrated directly into the organic body. This was achieved under the KSEC Cyborg center partnership, which aims to bring products like Vivokey to the masses. Josiah Zayner attempted a full fecal microbiota transplant on himself in February 2016.

It adapts well to both casual reading and rigorous study, and can be easily adapted for coursework in cyborg ethnography and anthropology in college and university settings. Articles are written by experts in the field of cybernetics, space travel, culture, health, reproduction and science fiction. The book's contributors include Philip K. Dick, N. Katherine Hayles, Joseph Dumit, Gary Lee Downey, Donna Haraway and Ron Eglash

The Cyborg Handbook is an initial look at cyborg society and at the range of cyborg techlogies. Additional Product Features. Place of Publication.

The Cyborg Handbook is an initial look at cyborg society and at the range of cyborg techlogies. Taylor & Francis Ltd. ISBN-10. Country of Publication.

Publication Name: The cyborg handbook. The Cyborg Handbook more. Publisher: Routledge. Publication Date: Jan 1, 1995. Cyborg Citizen: Politics In the Posthuman Age more.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. The growing synergy of humans and technology-from dialysis to genetically altered foods to PET scans-is transforming how we view our minds and our bodies

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. The growing synergy of humans and technology-from dialysis to genetically altered foods to PET scans-is transforming how we view our minds and our bodies. But how has it changed the body politic? How can we forge a society that protects the rights of human and cyborg alike?The creator of the cult classic Cyborg Handbook, Chris Hables Gray, now offers the first guide to "e;posthuman"e; politics, framing the key issues that could threaten or brighten our technological future

Chris Hables Gray was born on August 23, 1953, in Bishop, California, United States. He was a son of George Edward and Edna Benita (Hables) Gray.

415908493/ref sr 1 1?qid 1554199623&refinements p 27%3AChris+Hables+Gray&s books&sr 1-1&text Chris+Hables+Gray. Chris Hables Gray was born on August 23, 1953, in Bishop, California, United States.

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Zololmaran
This classic anthology, first published in 1995, remains the definitive collection of material covering the history, culture and academic consideration of cyborgs. For me, the most impressive accomplishment of The Cyborg Handbook is the inspiration with which Chris Hables Gray shapes many divergent views of cyborgs into a coherent recognition of life entering a radical new stage of evolution.

I admit to being seduced from the first page by the extraordinary language and vision of Donna Haraway's Foreward -- "Cyborgs and Symbionts: Living Together in the New World Order". Of course if you are new to cyborg texts, her words may feel more like "a warning shot fired 'cross your bow". In a style that is wildly and poetically evocative, Haraway introduces the impossibly high stakes strategy of merging biologies with technologies in the service of survival. She suggests it may be the only strategy that can sustain our species (while also possibly altering us forever.) "This handbook", Haraway explains, "is a valuable guide to the cyborg worlds we willy-nilly inhabit, whether we want to or not."

The Cyborg Handbook offers us 43 separate pieces published between 1960 and 1995. Gray has staged them in a narrative arc that tracks emergence of "the cyborg impulse" resulting from a global convergence of biologies, histories and technologies. Mythological & metaphorical models for cyborgs appear long before technologies arrive to enable it. It is the space program and the demands of modern warfare, as well as increasingly intrusive medical practices, that finally make inevitable the technological augmentation of biology. Perhaps most exciting is the special view provided of "the cyborg genesis" via interviews with pioneer engineers as well as the papers and reports they wrote. From there, this book documents the growing proliferation of cyborg memes in space, in war, in medicine and in imagination production. It goes on to introduce the future with texts on cyborg anthropology and cyborg politics. And now... 20 years after it was first published, with augmented realities and augmented identities rapidly becoming the new normal, The Cyborg Handbook seems more relevant than ever. And while editor Gray has carefully avoided the sensationalism that stains other cyborg-themed book, we must now recognize a reality more shocking, more radical, and more future-altering than any story about the Star Trek humans facing The Borg. I mean (with apologies to Walt Kelly and Pogo) that we have seen The Borg and they is us.

The Cyborg Handbook, though compelling, is not exactly an easy read. Cyborgs were (and still are) a comparatively new subject. I had the sense of multiple new vocabularies being created in front of me as I read -- sort of like taking a train trip on a railroad while it is still being built. Plus there is the thud factor -- 560 pages, 54 of them the index. I found it necessary to allow myself extra time to work through the multiples voices and vocabularies of the diverse and divergent texts. I had an especially hard time navigating the post-modern, poly-syllabic worded socialist/marxist/feminist academic texts. I was thankful for Alan Hill's playful and edgy book design that added visual adventure to often-dry text.

And there are disappointments. Missing, for example, is Donna Haraway's iconic 1985 text "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century". You can still buy it on Amazon in several books by Haraway -- in The Haraway Reader as well as Haraway's Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature.

If you prefer a more reader-friendly introduction to cyborgs -- one you can read in hours instead of days -- I highly recommend Amber Case's An Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology -- just out and also available through Amazon. But even that book, in a list at the end, recommends you also read Chris Hablas Gray's The Cyborg Handbook. And for good reason. There is no other book like it.
Balhala
A fabulous, creative, technical tour de force: Donna Haraway's book, proves prophetic, speaking from the end of the 20th century well into our own with brilliant insights about the social, political, psychological, linguistic and cultural consequences of the digital age.
Reemiel
The book is well made, thorough, and very useful for my research.
Gaudiker
The definitive collection on our Cyborgization.... until the the "Bride of the Cyborg Handbook" comes out. It stands up.Still selling even.
Quphagie
FOR THE FUTURE AND TODAY
Butius
This text was constantly being referred to in my research and with good reason:it be absolutely essential
for any serious researcher/scholar/artist etc. of Cyborg Theory/Cyberculture Studies.
FreandlyMan
I would not suggest this book for someone looking for a quick, easy answer to the world of cyborgs. There are papers here from dozens of authors, each talking about a wholly different aspect of the cyborg - some cover the idea that technology has already turned many of us into cyborgs, others that fetuses are cyborgs, some stick with the traditional notion of the cyborg as half-man half-machine, some examine the role of the cyborg in film. It takes all kinds. And, in sturdy academic practice, some of the authors even give gentle jabs to other papers in the book, noting flaws or the overlooking of some fine point. Most of the research draws from Donna Haraway's original research into cyborgs, but there are a few people that are trying to break away from her hegemonistic mold. For a very entertaining and much needed example of this, try to find the two or three digs at Donna Haraway's definition of cyborg.
This book is one of the most invaluable resources for anyone doing serious research into the idea of the cyborg. Though there is a great interview with Clynes, co-inventer of the term "cyborg," The Cyborg Handbook won't do for primary source material. The bibliography is wildly extensive, however, and the book functions as an excellent starting point for the researcher. For those who aren't afraid to work for it, but who have a more casual interest, this book can be both a starting and ending point.