Sunday, July 20, 2008


I've been thinking a lot about cyborg urbanization this past week after watching a lecture by Matthew Gandy and reading one of his articles. I want to do a more extensive post on the subject, but tonight I came across this video from the Colbert Report and had to post it. The piece is about the "Bumbot" - a robot designed by a bar owner to shoo vagrants off of his property at night. It just happens to be in my home town, Atlanta. I'm so proud. Anyways--is this one potential for cyborg urbanization? Urban infrastructure and services become more dispersed and grassroots--people taking security into their own hands, for example?....errr, well, into their robot's hands I guess.


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