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The Language of the cybersouls

Monk, John (2002). The Language of the cybersouls. In: B10c Seminar: What's Technology and What Shapes it?, 8 March 2002, Lampeter, UK.

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Abstract

Debates about technology are mostly staged in a grand setting: presented as the sinister toolkit of authoritarian organisations, or as the progressive fabric of the future. Yet everyone is involved in technology as part of every microscopic action in every humdrum life. How do theories about technology cope with this political spectrum? One option is to treat technology as we treat language and specifically use Wittgenstein’s language games as an analogy. So that technology, like language, becomes inseparable from us and an intimate part of us, and this merging of technology and the human transforms us all into cyborgs.

Item Type: Conference Item
Keywords: Technology; language; Plato; Socrates; Techne; Prometheus; Cyborg
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 5631
Depositing User: John Monk
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 12:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5631
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