Defining the Cyborg

Essay Option #6 The depiction of humans as cybernetic organisms has been the prevailing theme in multiple texts throughout the term. However, the authors seem to differ in defining the half- human, half-machine organism. I will analyze several movies s…

Gender and Technology Converge

Melissa Scott’s feminist cyberpunk, “Trouble and Her Friends,” tells the story of two homosexual lovers who make a living as “crackers.” As a futuristic piece, Scott exemplifies the inequalities faced by women and homosexuals in a society ove…

Essay #4

Nate Parker 1. I decided on option number four for this assignment. This immediately sparked my interest because I could not figure out what I would answer had I been asked the question. This led me to research both sides of the argument. After reread…

Privatization in Snow Crash

Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash displays multiple themes. Privatization is one of the prevailing themes in the novel. Whether it be law enforcement or highways, all have become corporate businesses. Although government still exists, the franchising of a…

The Effects of Technology

Sherry Turkle’s Ted Talk, “Connected But Not Alone”, could be effortlessly condensed when she states, “We even text at funerals.” In this presentation, Dr.Turkle brings forward the extreme realities of human and technological interaction. She…