Thoughts from my class “Recent Methods and Approaches” in the Digital Arts and New Media program.
In response to Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg Manifesto” essay.
For some decades, the STS (Science and Technology Studies) community, and to some extent the arts community, has been at odds with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) community, as most (in)famously exemplified by C.P. Snow’s “Two Cultures” 1956 lecture.
Donna Haraway takes to task this separation in her “Cyborg Manifesto” essay, writing: “taking responsibility for the social relations of science and technology means refusing an anti-science metaphysics, a demonology of technology, and so means embracing the skilful