Join The Table as we discuss some of our concerns regarding the trend known as biohacking – including our personal thoughts about real stories of real biohackers. “The Table” with todays hosts: Charles: benjisburner.com Christopher: pfcordonez.com
Considering that this whole blog will be heavily focused around technology, I think a pretty reasonable first entry will be concerning the question OF technology. First up, I think we should give ourselves a working definition of what exactly technology is. Is
Technological enhancements on the human body is something that seems like a part of a far-off future. Pop culture has done a good job at this, ranging from titles such as RoboCop or Terminator, many of us have this notion that cyborgs
Join The Table as we discuss some of our concerns regarding the impending future of technological enhancements on/in the human body – yes, we are talking about cyborgs. “The Table” with todays hosts: Charles: benjisburner.com Christopher: pfcordonez.com
False Needs: “Superimposed upon the individual by particular social interests in his repression” (Marcuse 7) also see: “the needs which perpetuate toil, aggressiveness, misery, and injustice” (Marcuse 7). Marcuse also says on page 7, “Euphoria in unhappiness”. What does it all mean?
Join The Table as we discuss some of our concerns regarding the growth of mass surveillance and crime detecting algorithms brought about by the emergence of modern technology. “The Table” with todays hosts: Charles: benjisburner.com Christopher: pfcordonez.com
As fast as technology grows, “blind spots” diminish just as fast. Especially in first world countries, it is becoming harder and harder to stay out of sight of a camera at any given moment. Traffic cameras, security cameras, private surveillance cameras, even
In his writing on Panopticism, Michel Foucault opens up with describing the architectural workings of the 18th-century disciplinary structure. Foucault describes it as an “annular building” with an observation tower in the center, with every cell windowed facing the tower (Foucault 18).
Last week’s blog post we took a deeper look at “The Question Concerning Technology” by Heidegger, and we briefly touched upon this concept of “enframing” that Heidegger mentions so much. If you forgot, here is the link to that blog entry: http://benjisburner.com/charles-jessup-phil-231h/picking-up-where-we-left-off/
After some careful reflection (by that I mean reading Heidegger until my nose starts to bleed – you think I’m over exaggerating? I am a dramatic person but, go ahead. Read “The Question Concerning Technology” and let us see who’s being so