Cyborgs and the Post-Human (10/7)

The topic for this week is Cyborgs and the Post-Human.  We will discuss the increasing interrelationship between human beings and their digital objects.  What challenges does the cyborg pose to humanism?  What happens to the body as we increasingly become ‘post-human’?  How does the cyborg destabilize existing media?  And what is the role of the academic (especially in the Humanities) in understanding technologically mediated human beings?