The Soft Machine - Design in the Cyborg Age (22 Oct 1999)
The term cyborg was coined by Manfred E. Clynes and Nathan S. Kline in 1960 to refer to an enhanced man machine hybrid who could survive in extra-terrestrial environments. Technology and thinking have moved a long way since the first cyborg (a white rat) and, since it has started to become part of our design and popular culture, it is time to assess the implications of what is becoming the cyborg age.
This slide presentation will move between such diverse disciplines as Art, Medicine, Science Fiction, Design and Science. This juxtaposition of images and ideas from very different areas reflects the current trend towards closer links between Art and Science.
Article URL: http://hci.stanford.edu/seminar/abstracts/99-00/991022-omahony.html
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