Flesh Machine in the 21st century

Critical Art Ensemble wrote a book that massively impressed me, back in the day. In “Flesh Machine” (1998) they pointed out that there were three overlapping sets of technologies around being able to see things (vision machine), modify bodies (flesh machine) and kill things/dominate (war machine). So, enhancing a fighter pilot’s vision/creating a usb port in the back of his head would be one rather grand guignol example.

Here’s another, from the FT 29th October 2013.

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It’s like a bad Jerry Bruckheimer movie. No, wait…

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