Cyborg Anthropology is a way of understanding how we live as technosocially connected citizens in the modern era. Our cell phones, cars and laptops have turned us into cyborgs.
What does it mean to extend the body into hyperspace? What are the implications to privacy, information and the formation of identity? Now that we have a second self, how do we protect it?
This text covers various subjects such as time and space compression, hyperlinked memories, panic architecture, mobile technology, interface evaporation and how technology is changing the way we live.
Useful for researchers, scientists, interface designers, developers, professors, students, and anyone who engages with or wishes to better understand technology and culture.
Amber Case is a researcher exploring the field of cyborg anthropology and the interaction between humans and technology.
She has been featured in Forbes, WIRED, and many other publications, both in the United States and around the world. Her main focus is mobile software, non-visual augmented reality, the future of location, and reducing the amount of time and space it takes for people to connect. Case has spoken at TED on technology and humans and was featured in Fast Company 2010 as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology.
In 2012 she was named one of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers and made Inc Magazine's 30 under 30 with Geoloqi co-founder Aaron Parecki. Geoloqi was acquired by global mapping company Esri in Oct 2012.
Maggie Wauklyn has been interested in art ever since she could hold a crayon. She drew in all the margins of her spelling worksheets. On several occasions she received permission to use the big stapler in the office to reassemble the classroom’s drawing books’ disintegrating pages. During the summer she would take over the family garage and turn it into a painting studio.
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