By Sue Short
This booklet breaks new floor in offering an in-depth severe overview of cyborg cinema, arguing that it continues to be probably the most interesting and provocative cycles to have emerged in modern monitor tradition. Tracing the cinematic cyborg's transition during the last 20 years and comparing the theoretical importance attributed to this determine, it asks what relevance the cyborg keeps to have when it comes to realizing human identification, in addition to our dating to expertise and to at least one another.
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4 This suggests that any films linked by thematic content and produced within a specific time-frame are intentionally derivative, designed to ‘cash in’ on the popularity of a specific box-office hit. While this assertion wryly comments on the motivations of mainstream film production, inferring that all such films are a bald attempt to profit from the appeal of a given success, it ignores the intentions of specific directors and additionally fails to explain why it is that cycles change over time.
Although problematic on many counts, including the faith placed in technology as a means of eliding fears about an uncertain future, some semblance of hope and unity is also maintained, which is clearly much needed. Above all, cinematic cyborgs prove that human identity is a mutable yet valued concept, one that can be extended, even to artificial figures, if they can demonstrate the ideals and aspirations we call human. By contrast, the differing discourses assessed are shown to have only contributed to divisions, and used the cyborg as a means of doing so.
The fact that recent films share many of the themes and concerns first broached by cyborg cinema attests to its continued significance. The Matrix (1999), for example, assesses the troubling interface between humanity and technology, investigating our dwindling ability to differentiate between reality and illusion, and questioning the capacity of individual consciousness to survive in a world of mass conformity. While the look of the film may be new, the inclusion of such themes demonstrates the cyborg’s continued legacy.
Cyborg Cinema and Contemporary Subjectivity by Sue Short