Exploring Digital Culture (Lecture 2)

Digital Embodiment

Cartesian Dualism: I think, therefore I am.

What is it to be embodied?

  • Plasticity → both biological limb + artificial tool
  • Extend beyond boundary
  • Retract behind the epidermal one
  • Externalising → what is in our mind, in our brain

In what ways are you extended beyond your skin?

  • Social media → expend our boundary


  • We are as hybrids of machine and organism

Hayles: “Human being is first of all embodied being.”



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