Cyborgology

Cyborgology is a branch of Cybertheory that deals with the influence of digital technology on the customs, cultures, behaviors, and histories of a society. It explores the net effect of Social Technology on societies where maintaining the social infrastructure depends on continuous digital connection, and social order is maintained through the normalization of large-scale citizen data collection and digital surveillance.

The “cyborgological record” consists of artifacts, architecture, sites and cultural landscapes that incorporate a combination of social, historical and technological elements to reveal new modes of human experience. Cyborgology can be studied through a lens of Digital Self and Digital Society, where the former examines the role of Social Technology in the formation of self-identity, and the latter considers the consequences for human culture and society as a whole.

Sources

  1. “TEDxBrooklyn – Karl Chu.” YouTube, uploaded by TEDx Talks, 30 Dec 2010.
  2. “Karl.S.Chu – Ontology of Genetic Architecture.” YouTube, uploaded by AA School of Architecture, 13 Jul 2015.