My name's Helen, and I've just joined the extropy list.
I'd like to ask a favour: I'm currently in the process of looking for
informants to help me in my MA dissertation. I'm studying Sociology at the
University of Reading in England, and would really like to speak to people
who see themselves, or would refer to themselves as cyborgs. My MA will be
looking at the issues of cyborgs and identity, and how the 'cyborg' term has
been approriated by both real cyborgs - in a literal sense, and by non-real
cyborgs - in a metaphorical sense. I'm particularily interested in people
who have been technologically modified e.g. prosthetics, implants, and so
on. and people who are actively seeking to modify themselves through
If you're interested in helping, or even if you just want to comment on my
proposal, please reply ASAP.
P.S. If you don't use the term cyborg, but see yourselves as a posthuman or
transhuman, I'd also be interested in speaking/corresponding with you
Thanks for reading this.
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