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The Cyborg experiments : the extensions of the body in the media age

Author: Joanna Zylinska
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2002.
Series: Technologies (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses artists like Stelarc and Orlan.
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Named Person: Orlan.; Stelarc.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Zylinska
ISBN: 0826459021 9780826459022 082645903X 9780826459039
OCLC Number: 47844450
Description: xi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Extending McLuhan into the New Media Age: An Introduction p. 1 --
The Cyborg Links --
High-Tech Frankenstein, or Heidegger Meets Stelarc p. 15 --
The Human/Not Human in the Work of Orlan and Stelarc p. 33 --
Stelarc and Orlan in the Middle Ages p. 56 --
Towards a Compliant Coupling: Pneumatic Projects, 1998-2001 p. 73 --
The Obsolete Body? --
What Does an Avatar Want? Stelarc's E-motions p. 81--
Planned Obsolescence: Flying into the Future with Stelarc p. 101 --
Probings: An Interview with Stelarc p. 114 --
Para-Site p. 131 --
Self-hybridation --
Morlan p. 149 --
The Virtual and/or the Real p. 168 --
Anger, Art and Medicine: Working with Orlan p. 172 --
Aesthetics and Ethics: Technological Perspectives --
In Defence of Prefigurative Art: The Aesthetics and Ethics of Orlan and Stelarc p. 181 --
Ph/autography and the Art of Life: Gillian Wearing's Ethical Realism p. 193 --
'The Future ... Is Monstrous': Prosthetics as Ethics p. 214 --
Name Index p. 237.
Series Title: Technologies (London, England)
Responsibility: edited by Joanna Zylinska.
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