Science, Technology and Body Culture
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course introduces anthropological approaches to technology and science, including global trends such as body modification and virtual bodies. It questions strictly technical perspectives by raising issues of power, association, legitimacy and design. A central focus is the 'cyborg', a real and imagined meeting-place between the body and technology that has implications for biomedicine, biocommerce, and computers in the present and the future.

Additional Course Information
One of AN100, AN110 or AN120 (or the former AN101); registration status: Year 3 or Year 4 Anthropology major OR Year 3 or Year 4 honours arts program.