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Wednesday, April 22 • 9:00am - 9:20am
Prosthetic Epistemologies: Cyborg Reconstructions of the Master’s Tools

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My feminist inquiry project aims to critically assess historical and contemporary sites of power and resistance in which modern and post-modern technologies are socially constructed with the intention to explore realistic yet ideologically plausible feminist future situations. My deconstruction process will look at how technology exists as both an extension and by-product of its industrial capitalist-patriarchal roots, with the former being located within the jurisdiction of hegemonic institutions and the latter within liminal and potentially transgressive bounds. Donna Haraway’s conceptual themes of fragmented identity politics and cyborg mythology within “A Cyborg Manifesto” as well as Audre Lorde’s critical notion that “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house” are critically synthesized to form questions concerned with accessibility and dualistic thinking in order to approach this project.


Wednesday April 22, 2015 9:00am - 9:20am PDT
246 Zageir Hall