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Projects

Cyborg Love Story

The intention of ‘A Cyborg Love Story’ was to draw from Donna Harroway’s Cyborg Manifesto in our exploration of what it means to be loved. We aimed to create a narrative that depicts the value of platonic love and relationships juxtaposed to traditional notions of love that exist specifically within romantic and sexual relationships. Dominant hegemonic ideas surrounding traditional love posit that it is more fulfilling and necessary than platonic love- we wanted to challenge these ideas by creating our own love story where the protagonist falls in love with a machine. Drawing from Harroway, we wanted our main character to transcend some of the binaries discussed in the manifesto- self and other, mind and body, culture and nature, etc.

The intention of ‘A Cyborg Love Story’ was to draw from Donna Harroway’s Cyborg Manifesto in our exploration of what it means to be loved. We aimed to create a narrative that depicts the value of platonic love and relationships juxtaposed to traditional notions of love that exist specifically within romantic and sexual relationships. Dominant hegemonic ideas surrounding traditional love posit that it is more fulfilling and necessary than platonic love- we wanted to challenge these ideas by creating our own love story where the protagonist falls in love with a machine. Drawing from Harroway, we wanted our main character to transcend some of the binaries discussed in the manifesto- self and other, mind and body, culture and nature, etc.

Cyborg Love Story

Esha Chekuri, Emily Fuesler, Luke Greenwood, Dani Takahashi and Kris Yuan
Fall 2019
Coding, Video

The intention of ‘A Cyborg Love Story’ was to draw from Donna Harroway’s Cyborg Manifesto in our exploration of what it means to be loved. We aimed to create a narrative that depicts the value of platonic love and relationships juxtaposed to traditional notions of love that exist specifically within romantic and sexual relationships. Dominant hegemonic ideas surrounding traditional love posit that it is more fulfilling and necessary than platonic love- we wanted to challenge these ideas by creating our own love story where the protagonist falls in love with a machine. Drawing from Harroway, we wanted our main character to transcend some of the binaries discussed in the manifesto- self and other, mind and body, culture and nature, etc.