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Three haloed Sylvanian Families figurines gather around a potted plant. Overlaid each of them is an anatomical heart. Beneath each is written 'Future Man', 'Quantum man', 'Man of today' respectively.

“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 [...] a condensed image of both imagination and material reality, the two joined centres structuring any possibility of historical transformation. In the traditions of 'Western' science and politics--the tradition of racist, male-dominant capitalism; the tradition of progress; the tradition of the appropriation of nature as resource for the productions of culture; the tradition of reproduction of the self from the reflections of the other--the relation between organism and machine has been a border war. The stakes in the border war have been the territories of production, reproduction, and imagination.”

- 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, p. 150.