Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Elizabeth_Chapter 8_Hayles_Q

In her article, Hayles discusses Memmotts' Lexia to Perplexia, in which "Memmott devises an idiosyncratic language, a revisioning of classical myths, and a set of coded images that invite the reader to understand herself not as a preexisting self with secure boundaries but as a permeable membrane through which information flows" (292).
Sorry for the long quotation, but I'm a bit fuzzy on what exactly Hayles means by "inviting the reader to understand herself not as a preexisting self but as a permeable membrane". Does this just mean that technology is influencing us -- creating us -- even as we are creating technology? Any light that could be shed on this would be most appreciated! Thanks ...

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