It has been 30 years since Donna Haraway’s A Cyborg Manifesto was published. Coven Berlin’s first issue of 2015 will explore the quasi-vintage world of 90’s-era cyber-feminism, replete with chromed-out feminist utopias, in order to trans-code them into 2.0 queer activism. We are more cyborg today than we have ever been. What can we learn from those who saw this coming?
Let’s embrace the cyborg myth: the breakdown of boundaries between human and machine, between physical and non-physical. Let’s erase Western dualisms. Let’s expand into a thick network of communities and groups that are based on affinity rather than biologic determinism.
In this issue, we will explore non-normative bodies, digital feminist art, social networks, A.I., trans-humanism, avatars, prosthetic enhancements, feminist science, reproduction, virtual sex, post-feminism, net activism, gaming, language, and much more.
Shatter the boundaries between flesh, soul and machine. Become.
Please send us your contributions —writing, photography, illustration, video, whatever you feel comfortable with—to hello[at]covenberlin.com. We will be more than happy to work with you!