“I Would Rather Be a Cyborg Than a Goddess” was made as a student project at ArtCenter College of Design. It uses post-humanist thinking to speculate the changing human relationships with technology. Through the history of cybernetics, feminism, postmodernist thinking, and conversations in the popular press, the book investigates the meaning of a cyborg and what it means to be a human. Postmodernism’s uncertainty leaves our future open to question or contemplates upon.
The book opens with the electronic circuit board and e-paper display to create the experience in between the mechanic component and the human interaction.
E-paper display asks different provocations for readers to ponder.
Alan is an interactive installation component to contextualize the contents of the book in real-life. It was created by using Artificial Intelligence algorithm (Cleverbot) to have real-time conversations with humans.
Montefiore is used in caps for display, on the cover, the title page, or the table of contents. Text is set in the sans serif Dada Grotesk and the serif Stanley, accompanied by the monospaced Pitch.
Instructor: Brad Bartlett. Special thanks to Alex Seth, Matt Adams, Kevin Martin.