“I’d rather be a cyborg than a goddess”

Presentation of the Ukrainian translation of Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway

June 21, 2012, Thursday, 18:30

Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology and Socialist Feminism in the Late 20th Century is an ironic utopia about love between humans, living organisms and machines. In the iconic text of the 1980s American biologist and philosopher Donna Haraway analyzes the impact of new technology on postcolonial power system and criticizes essentialist strategies in Western feminisms and socialisms. “I’d rather be a cyborg than a goddess”, – Haraway says, calling upon the politics of cyborg-feminism.

Short version of the Ukrainian translation is published in the Political Critique magazine #3 http://vcrc.org.ua/pk/, full text available in Gender in Isolation exhibition catalogue http://warehouse.izolyatsia.org/box/549b5fb68f.


Yevgenia Belorusets – artist, translator, editor of the Prostory magazine;

Oleksandr Ivashyna – culturologist, Kyiv-Mohyla Acadamy lecturer;

Nadia Parfan – author of the Ukrainian translation of Cyborg Manifesto, Feminist Ofenzyva activist;

Anatoliy Ulyanov – cyborg, transhumanist, curator of internet-project Looo.ch;

Anna Khvyl – culturologist, Feminist Ofenzyva activist.

Moderator – Yelyzaveta Babenko, culturologist, Feminist Ofenzyva activist.

Visual Culture Research Center, 26 Kostyantynivska St., “Zhovten” Cinema