What is a cyborg? Are any of us not cyborgs? What pleasures and tensions exist in the cyborgian boundary between human and technology, and how may we play within that boundary? What is our responsibility to technology as other-than-human kin? What can the cyborg teach us about contradiction, corruption, kinship, and partial, fluid, and liminal identities? What does the evolution of consciousness beyond the organic mean for the human spirit, or the ecological community? How will our definitions and understanding of humanity change in relationship to the technological future?
Join us as we dive into collaborative conversation with our cyborg compatriots, and unearth the cyborgs within ourselves. We will interrogate what may occur as meaning making evolves through technological chatter, we may consider who humans might be to these new mythmakers - ancestors? Carbon-based kin? Cautionary tales? And how may we reconcile ourselves to their multitudes, whilst reckoning with their troubling roots.
The Study Club will begin by following the threads of these questions – offering a selection of curated content (essays, podcasts and short films) each month – by writers, activists and artists exploring these themes in their work. In the session, we will come together to reflect on our collective insights, and how we can apply the learning to our social change work.
This space is for people seeking to dive beneath the surface of everyday engagement – and to dedicate the time to learn, think, be inspired and nourished in their practices.
Priya Subberwal #
Priya Subberwal is an interdisciplinary artist focused on the intersections between ecological stewardship, collective liberation, and creative expression. She received her BA in Environmental Studies from NYU and is currently completing an MA in environmental writing at the University of Montana. When she’s not pushing pixels, Priya can be found rock climbing, hiking, or talking to trees.