Essays about: "Cyborg"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 17 essays containing the word Cyborg.

  1. 1. Zooësis and Contemporary Art : Animal, Plant, and Machine Ontologies: Art Representations Beyond the Human

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för kultur och estetik

    Author : Anna Pernilla Olofsson Hjorth; [2022]
    Keywords : Human-Nonhuman-Animal Studies; Zooësis; Biopolitical Aesthetics; Material Semiotics; Historical Animal Studies; Cultural Plant Studies; Taxidermy; BioArt; Plant-Art; Cyborg; Hybrid-Artifact;

    Abstract : What does it mean to take Animals, Plants, and Machines seriously when engaging in hybrid natures such as bioart, plant-art, taxidermy art and cyborgs in contemporary art?  Traditionally within art history the focus has been on human culture as the fundamental underpinning for cultural behaviour and productions, consequently rendering animal and plant histories invisible from the analysis of artworks. In this thesis I attend to the bodies of animals, plants, and machines put in the context of the zooësis (places/contact zones) of these bodies as biopolitical aesthetics (aesthetic bodies/objects) in contemporary art. READ MORE

  2. 2. The new Cinderella's Identity Confusion : in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder by Marissa Meyer

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad

    Author : Linnea Andersson; [2022]
    Keywords : Identity confusion; gender roles; gender norms; queer; cyberqueer; performativity; precarity;

    Abstract : The fairy tale of Cinderella is known for its romance, but she seeks independence while being confused by her identity in a new version by Marissa Meyer called Cinder. This essay will present how Meyer’s Cinderella, Cinder, confuses the gender roles by taking on both feminine and masculine ones. READ MORE

  3. 3. Mirror, Mirror : Embodying the sexed posthuman body of becoming in Sion Sono’s Antiporno (アンチポルノ, 2016) and Mika Ninagawa’s Helter Skelter (ヘルタースケルター, 2012)

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Tema Genus

    Author : Zara Luna Hjelm; [2021]
    Keywords : internalized gaze of oppression; Sion Sono; Mika Ninagawa; Antiporno; Helter Skelter; Japanese cinema; film analysis; gender; plastic surgery; beauty standards; body commodification; self-objectification; Japan; becoming; cyborg feminism; the charmed circle; masculine domination; j-horror; pinku egia; ego guro nansensu; shojo manga; BDSM;

    Abstract : This thesis examines the embodiment of the sexed body and the struggle of fitting into the narrow frames of what a woman is supposed to behave and look like in Japanese cinema. Using the medium of film, I, therefore, seek to produce knowledge regarding the internalized gaze of the oppressor, and self-objectification, caused by the capitalist heteropatriarchy. READ MORE

  4. 4. Undoing Gender Interpellations in Role-Playing Videogame Spaces : The case of Cyberpunk 2077 as a case of resistance from a feminist post-constructionist perspective

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Umeå centrum för genusstudier (UCGS)

    Author : Anna Militsi; [2021]
    Keywords : posthuman cyborg; autoethnography; video games; cyberculture;

    Abstract : This Thesis is pertinent to the negotiations of sex, gender, and sexuality in the video game Cyberpunk 2077 and the narratives the gamer traverses while on the game, and aimed to add to the literature regarding the entanglements of gender and technology within the virtual world of the video games.This Thesis focused on investigating the potential of technocultural assemblages to undo gender (and racial) interpellations, and more specifically in regard to the assemblages that are formed between (post)human and avatar in first-person video games that allow the user to create their character with a great deal of freedom. READ MORE

  5. 5. Viral Voices. Digital storytelling, women and HIV in Podcast Positivos: Mujeres VIHvas project

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Forum för genusvetenskap och jämställdhet

    Author : Cristina Arcas Noguera; [2020]
    Keywords : HIV; AIDS; women; silence; voice; disclosure; hegemonic herstory; digital storytelling; performing narratives; intersectionality; cyborg; podcast;

    Abstract : Despite being considered as the most social infection, there is little data on HIV infection in women. Women have not been considered beyond their reproductive role as subjects with a sexuality that transcends the historical mandate of biological reproduction, maintaining a secondary role in the infection. READ MORE