Polluted Self Reconfiguration In The Cyberera

Emilia Nercissians, Caro Lucas
2011 Zenodo  
The advent of cybertechnologies has led to radical paradigm shifts in our social, economic, cultural, and psychological conceptualizations. The paper investigates the advent of cyborgs, indeed our transformation into cyborgs, and the impact of this transformation upon identities and face management, which has an important social value since the late modernism. Cyborg is a designation for the inhabitants of the new environment: the cyberspace. They represent manifold boundary pollutions. The
more » ... pollutions. The idea of cyberspace already marks the fusion of the real with the imagined and the fantastic. This new virtual space is being inhabited with a new kind of actors: intelligent agents. A fusion of animal and machine. The boundary between human and non- human is also being transgressed. The problematic concept of selfhood and the related technologies constitute the subject of this discourse. It is argued that this process of confusion and corruption can be viewed as also a process of breaking down monological communication and totality.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3364141 fatcat:z65az346wbgz3mtv7mszcqkkfi