Constellation-Arguing with Cyborgs

Defend or Challenge the Conclusions:

  • I am Cyborg
  • Indexical drawing is a significant form of drawing.

 

Notes:

  • You have to find the strength of the connection between opinions.
  • Arguements always take you upon opinions.
  • A fallacy- a bad or weak arguement, a common error in reasoning.
  • An Arguement- One or more statements in support of a conclusion.

 

In this lecture we were learning about the definition of cyborg and how we can express our opinions in a well constructed paragraph. Pin pointing the introduction, valid points and conclusion.

Example: 

“Women have rights said the bullfighter asscotiation presidents.” but women shouldn’t fight bulls because a bullfighter is and should be a man.”

The arguement is that women shouldn’t be bullfighters. However, the arguement is quite contradicting because the association mention women having rights, yet say they shouldn’t be bullfighters.

Task:

My task in this lecture was to collaborate in a group, to construct a paragraph to do with the conclusion ‘I am Cyborg.’ The paragraph below is what we created together as a team.

As defined in the oxford dictionary a cyborg is fictional or hypothetical person whose abilities are far beyond our human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body. Haraway states “a cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction.” An example of this could be the use of mechanical elements to helps us survive like a pacemaker or it could also mean human beings using technology in everyday life both of these create the hybrid Haraway has spoken about. The definition of technology has no limitations and until a better understanding of it is made with more research means we will not have a true definition of cyborg. Once more research has happened and gives us a better understanding, a much clearer conclusion will be in place.

 

Our Thoughts:

We had a lot of opinions with this case study. We were very much in the middle, we wasn’t sure whether to defend and support it or whether to deny it and challenge it. If we challenged technology we would be defying the technology that we use to survive like glasses, medicine, watches and more. However, if we defend it we would slowly start to lose our true humanity, from our identity, mind and soul.

Feedback :

Our feedback was very positive, but the main improvement that we were told was to get the conclusion in the introduction. Explain the main point and then start your case study from there. Below is an improvement of our paragraph.

The definition of ‘Cyborg’ is still undecided, and needs to be more clearly defined. As defined in the oxford dictionary a cyborg is fictional or hypothetical person whose abilities are far beyond our human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body. Haraway, states “a cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction.” An example of this could be the use of mechanical elements to helps us survive like a pacemaker or it could also mean human beings using technology in everyday life both of these create the hybrid Haraway has spoken about. The definition of technology has no limitations and until a better understanding of it is made with more research means we will not have a true definition of cyborg. Once more research has happened and gives us a better understanding; a much clearer conclusion will be in place.

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