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An Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology (Amber Case)

An Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology

Summary
Cyborg Anthropology is a way of understanding how we live as technosocially connected citizens in the modern era. Our cell phones, cars and laptops have turned us into cyborgs. What does it mean to extend the body into hyperspace? What are the implications to privacy, information and the formation of identity? Now that we have a second self, how do we protect it?

This text covers various subjects such as time and space compression, hyperlinked memories, panic architecture, mobile technology, interface evaporation and how technology is changing the way we live.

Who is it for?
Useful for researchers, scientists, interface designers, developers, professors, students, and anyone who engages with or wishes to better understand technology and culture.

About the Author
Amber Case is a Cyborg Anthropologist and UX Designer from Portland, Oregon. Her main focus is applying anthropology to mobile computing and social software.

Case has spoken at various industry conferences including MIT’s Futures of Entertainment and Inverge: The Interactive Convergence Conference, Ignite Portland and Ignite Boulder.

Case founded CyborgCamp, an unconference on the future of humans and technology. In 2010 she was named one of Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Tech.

You can learn more about Cyborg Anthropology at cyborganthropology.com, and on Twitter at @caseorganic.

Purchase the Book at the CyborgAnthropology.com Store

Anthropological Essay in Austin – Choogle On! #101

Anthropological Essay in Austin – Choogle On! #101
Anthropological Essay in Austin – Choogle On! #101

Geeky discourse about the culture and rituals of the people at SXSW Interactive conference/festival specifically with cyborg anthropologist Amber Case who gamely banters about: human-techno-social-experience within information revolution; how future is created; how geek inherit/acquire power; micro-economics of start-ups; perils of venture capital; survivability of these commercial endeavors; industry-culture power structures; checking-into lines; affection for robotic devices; time and space compression; durability of books; importance of archiving; and attempt to manifest of a documentarian to articulate how to preserve invisible artifacts which exist every/nowhere. 

Geek out on Cyborg Anthropology Essay in Austin – Choogle On! #101 (35:34, .mp3, 32MB)

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Here’s super-hero Amber Case @caseorganic at #Gnomedex 2009 http://ow.ly/la8I by @stewtopia – She knows the future, just ask her to share