In this episode, Jill interviews Tamara Banbury and Kelly Fritsch about their research into CyberPunk 2077‘s SciFi depiction of cyborg-y-ness, and the complex relationship between popular conceptions of cyborgs, and disability. Examining Cyberpunk 2077’s disturbing, but hardly unique, narrative of the (lack of) place of disabled people in the future, Tamara and Kelly use Critical Disability Studies to trouble our futuristic and current narratives regarding technology and the body.
Transcripts can be found here:
Shew, A., “The minded body in technology and disability.” In S. Vallor (ed) The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Technology, (Pp. 1-20) Oxford University Press. https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190851187.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780190851187
Kafer, A., (2013) Feminist, queer, crip. Indiana University Press. https://iupress.org/9780253009340/feminist-queer-crip/
Moon Ribas: The Dancer Whose Arm Vibrates Every Time There is an Earthquake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8o9ISOgLBc
Wearable devices that vibrate when you are facing the person you’re paired with. https://www.stylus.com/new-wearable-provides-a-sense-of-connection-in-isolation
Right to Repair Movement: https://www.repair.org/stand-up
On Reusing Pacemakers https://www.reuters.com/article/health-us-heart-pacemakers-idUKTRE79Q0CI20111027