Somatic technologies: embodiment, new technologies and the undead

Anne Cranny-Francis

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This articles concern is the semiotic and cultural history of the cyborg, a hybrid figure that finds one of its earliest and, for western societies, most profound manifestations in the tortured, perforated and bleeding body of the crucified Christ. This hybrid – God and man – is interrogated in order to explain the ability of such figures to articulate a range of experiences and understandings of embodiment, and to reveal the mechanisms and possibilities of our engagements with technology.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScan: journal of media arts culture
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Publisher version archived with the permission of the Editor, Scan, Department of Media, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia. This copy is available for individual, non-commercial use. Permission to reprint/republish this version for other uses must be obtained from the publisher.


  • embodiment
  • technology
  • culture
  • semiotics


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