TECHNOLOGY OR TECHNOLO-ME? CYBORG LIFE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Description: I am a cyborg. My vitamins keep me healthy, shots for my arthritis keep me moving, contact lenses help me see, and my memory is stored outside my brain. You are a cyborg too. From Kinky Boots’ on Broadway to Viagra on television, our culture is immersed in the technological shaping of the self.
In this course, we will explore the ways in which technological innovations have historically shaped our everyday lives, from management of medical risk to high heels for drag queens, and the cultural celebrations that help us accept and reject these changes.