"The cyborg would not recognize the Garden of Eden; it is not made of mud and cannot dream of returning to dust."
A cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction. Social reality is lived social relations, our most important political construction, a world-changing fiction. By the late twentieth century, our time, a mythic time, we are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs. The cyborg is our ontology; it gives us our politics. The cyborg is a condensed image of both imagination and material reality, the two joined centres structuring any possibility of historical transformation. -Donna Haraway's A Cyborg Manifesto
Mariko Mori, "Subway" 1994
Givenchy fw 1999
Ghost in the Shell (1995) Directed by Mamoru Oshii, based on work by Masamune Shirow
Donna Haraway, "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century," in Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (New York; Routledge, 1991), pp.149-181.