3: cyborgs

mechanical man

Avant-garde of early 20th century as precursor of posthumanism ?
Body as set of parts, set of relationships.
Malevich, Lissitsk, Balla, Depero, Schlemmer.

One of Lissitsky's designs for 'Victory over the Sun'.

One of Lissitsky’s designs for ‘Victory over the Sun’.

cyborg

Ary Sternfeld’s ‘Cosmonautics’.
Clyne and Klines invent the ‘cyborg’.
NASA proposals.

First mention of 'cyborg' in popular culture, 1960.

First mention of ‘cyborg’ in popular culture, 1960.

Paul van Hoeydonck

Cybernetic man and Space Art.

From Paul van Hoeydonck's series 'cybernetic man'.

From Paul van Hoeydonck’s series ‘cybernetic man’.

Stelarc

Projects since 1987.
“It is time to question whether a bipedal, breathing body with binocular vision and a 1,400-cc. brain is an adequate biological form.”

Stelarc performing with 'Exoskeleton', since 1998.

Stelarc performing with ‘Exoskeleton’, since 1998.

three first cyborgs

Steve Mann
Neil Harbisson
Kevin Warwick

The evolution of wearable computing pioneer Steve Mann.

The evolution of wearable computing pioneer Steve Mann.

military and commercial technology

Assisted walking device developed by Honda Technologies.

Assisted walking device developed by Honda Technologies.

moral

posthumanism versus transhumanism