The Cyborg Subject by Garfield Benjamin

Full Title: The Cyborg Subject: Reality, Consciousness, Parallax
Author/Editor(s): Garfield Benjamin
ISBN: 1137584491, 9781137584496
Publisher: Springer
Published/Copyright Year: 2016
Language: English
Physical Description: online resource included,
Number of pages: 232 (XV, 232 p)
Categories:
Culture > Study And Teaching
Communication
Arts
Ontology
Philosophy And Science
Artificial Intelligence
Cultural And Media Studies
Cultural Theory
Media Studies
Philosophy Of Science
Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)


Content:
Introduction
1.The Cyborg Subject: An Introduction
2.The Open Subject: Media(Tion) Between Worlds
3.The Empty Subject: Void-In-Itself
4.The Absent Subject: Objet A-Vatar
5.The Undead Subject: Virtual Monsters
6.The Impossible Subject: Cyborg Future. .
This book outlines a new conception of the cyborg in terms of consciousness as the parallax gap between physical and digital worlds. The contemporary subject constructs its own internal reality in the interplay of the Virtual and the Real. Reinterpreting the work of Slavoj Žižek and Gilles Deleuze in terms of the psychological and ontological construction of the digital, alongside the philosophy of quantum physics, this book offers a challenge to materialist perspectives in the fluid cyberspace that is ever permeating our lives. The inclusion of the subject in its own epistemological framework establishes a model for an engaged spectatorship of reality. Through the analysis of online media, digital art, avatars, computer games and science fiction, a new model of cyborg culture reveals the opportunities for critical and creative interventions in the contemporary subjective experience, promoting an awareness of the parallax position we all occupy between physical and digital worlds. Garfield Benjamin is a cultural theorist and digital artist working with issues of subjectivity and reality in the digital age. He completed his PhD in Digital Technology Theory and Practice at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. His internationally exhibited digital art practice includes computer-generated images, interactive games and augmented reality.

Electronic Resources:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-58449-6

ISBNPlus ID: SPR.VC1.19947-11-6608150
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: HM623
Dewey Decimal: 306.01
Released Date: 20160625

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APA Style:
Benjamin, G. (2016). The Cyborg Subject: Reality, Consciousness, Parallax. : Springer.

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Benjamin, Garfield. The Cyborg Subject: Reality, Consciousness, Parallax. : Springer, 2016. Print.

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Benjamin, Garfield. The Cyborg Subject: Reality, Consciousness, Parallax. : Springer, 2016.