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Evolving Technologies

Amber Case Discusses Cyborg Anthropology

— December 25, 2011 — Keynote Trends
Amber Case gives insight into our cyborg selves by examining the evolution of modern technology and our reliance on it. Technology is not only evolving itself but it is evolving us. Case compares humans to cyborgs because of our obsession with technology and looks at traditional and cyborg anthropologies. Case examines the connection between traditional tools versus modern ones, showing how both are created to make our lives easier and more convenient. New media is revealing our second selves or online personas, presenting our personal histories and documenting our lives. Despite society's overwhelming obsession with technology, Amber Case remains optimistic, seeing its more human aspects. Technology mentally transports us anywhere we choose to go, allowing us to connect with people, information and ideas.
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