girls fighting evil: your robot girlfriend

rules of robotics don’t mean a thing

(your robot girlfriend was built to fight demons. your robot girlfriend fell in love with you as soon as she saw you, fighting the demons as a little human yourself. your robot girlfriend loves you- she has no blood or tears, but when you’re hurt, she weeps. your robot girlfriend wasn’t built for you, but it feels like you were made for her.)

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H A R D E R   B E T T E R
  F A S T E R   S T R O N G E R

a mix for transhumanists.

for matthew (x).

for humans weaving the constellations of technology through their very bones and for melding the flesh with electric stars. music to rewrite the codes of the soul, for recreating creation itself with the articulation of artificial intelligence so eloquent hymns will be sung in honour of it. for the coding of a new bible that opens up invulnerability and the endless cosmos alike: a new language to better understand the vast humanism that is the only thing that will truly raise them to great heights.

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aspects of fictional genre : cyberpunk
    ↳ cybernetics + cyborgs

  • Cybernetics is a transdisciplinary approach for exploring regulatory systems, their structures, constraints, and possibilities. Cybernetics is relevant to the study of systems, such as mechanical, physical, biological, cognitive, and social systems. Cybernetics is applicable when a system being analyzed is involved in a closed signaling loop; that is, where action by the system generates some change in its environment and that change is reflected in that system in some manner (feedback) that triggers a system change, originally referred to as a “circular causal” relationship. Some say this is necessary to a cybernetic perspective. System dynamics, a related field, originated with applications of electrical engineering control theory to other kinds of simulation models (especially business systems) by Jay Forrester at MIT in the 1950s.
  • A cyborg, short for “cybernetic organism”, is a being with both organic and artificial parts. See for example biomaterials and bioelectronics. The term was coined in 1960 when Manfred Clynes and Nathan S. Kline used it in an article about the advantages of self-regulating human-machine systems in outer space. D. S. Halacy’s Cyborg: Evolution of the Superman in 1965 featured an introduction which spoke of a “new frontier” that was “not merely space, but more profoundly the relationship between ‘inner space’ to 'outer space’ – a bridge…between mind and matter.”
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It had been a good while since I had drawn something finished for my big ol’ Post-cyberpunk genre story known as “LIVE GEAR”

Since the main cast are in the military and members of a spec ops unit, I wanted to nail down their casual (and a couple uniformed) dress looks along with their full field-suit duds. I wanted there to be a sort of uniformity but also unique features and aspects to each one as well!

So naming all 6 from left to right we have:

(Top Row): Zeke Rowland, Hilda Stadford, Bailey Strauss

(Bottom Row): Leland Birdsong, Blaine Rockwell, Maj. Soldat Battlecreek

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CONTEMPT FOR THE FLESH

We’re anxious things: always itchy to scratch out of our shells and reach for something better. To become something (and someone) better. It’s a literal arms race for what the future will hold – we must transform ourselves before the singularity swallows us into the unknown.

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Enter the first cyborg-type robot - ISO Feature about Cyberdyne and the exoskeleton HAL

ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, has a neat feature about Cyberdyne, their exoskeleton HAL & ISO 13482, the first standard on safety requirements for personal care robots. Worth a read.

What if cyborgs were real? Partly robot, partly man, functioning as one. No, we are not talking science fiction anymore. The first one is here and his name is HAL.

Do you know someone in a wheelchair? What if I tell you there is a way that this person can walk again? That all it takes is a robot suit that reads your mind. What if you too could wear this exoskeleton to gain the strength of a Hulk or a Superman and help people? Would you believe me if I said all this was possible? Japanese robotics company CYBERDYNE has created one such exoskeleton, that is, a device designed to be worn by a human. This Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) can detect and reproduce the wearer’s intention to move by reading signals from the brain. According to CYBERDYNE’s CEO, Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai, HAL is unique in that there is no other technology of its kind to compare with. “Our aim was to treat, improve, support and enhance human physical functions,” he tells me. Well, HAL does just that.

[read more] [Cyberdyne] [picture via wikimedia]

The coding of science as male and nature as female does so much to explain how we talk about the domination and control of the earth. We view nature as something to dominate with industrial capitalist methods, we see science as completely objective . 

The cyborg exists outside patriarchal models which places nature as nurturing, emotional, needing to be controlled. She doesn’t believe science must be passionless and controlling. The cyborg is both natural and unnatural, metal and flesh, programming and genetics then she exists in a space without binary assumptions of control and who is controlled. The cyborg is unable to be dominated and unable to dominate without betraying herself.