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DAP : Human Animal within technoscience February 12, 2006

Posted by lsalama06 in Digital Art.
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This is just on aspect of our group (Hong http://hongy.wordpress.com, Xaveir http://maimewrk.blogspot.com/project and I) project for the DAP:
We would like to show an aspect of animal-human relationships within technoscientific
worlds.

Here are some quotes from Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto ( and :
“So my cyborg myth is about transgressed boundaries”
“By the late twentieth century in United States scientific culture, the boundary between human and animal is thoroughly breached. The last beachheads of uniqueness have been polluted if not turned into amusement parks–language tool use, social behaviour, mental events, nothing really convincingly settles the separation of human and animal. And many people no longer feel the need for such a separation; indeed, many branches of feminist culture affirm the pleasure of connection of human and other living creatures. Movements for animal rights are not irrational denials of human uniqueness; they are a clear-sighted
recognition of connection across the discredited breach of nature and culture. Biology and evolutionary theory over the last two centuries have simultaneously produced modern organisms as objects of knowledge and reduced the line between humans and animals to a faint trace re-etched in ideological struggle or professional disputes between life and social science.

Biological-determinist ideology is only one position opened up in scientific culture for arguing the meanings of human animality. There is much room for radical political people to contest the meanings of the breached boundary.”
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