My “Cyborg Stat Card” from bOING bOING magazine circa 1993 #cyberpunk
In 1993, I was the Senior Editor of bOING bOING when it was a print magazine. I’d had my own zine from 1989-93, called Going Gaga: Artinformationoise, but had recently stopped publication and had rolled Gaga into a regular column in Boing Boing.
For the column in bb#11, I teamed up with the “Mysterious Ward Parkway” (aka the brilliant Silicon Valley interface artist and industrial designer, Jim Leftwich) to create something I called the “Cyborg Stat Card.” The idea was to try and capture how some of the ideas from cyberpunk sci-fi were influencing the emerging cyberculture and the growing post-modern idea of the cyborg (as articulated in such places as academic Donna Harraway’s landmark book, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women). Here is a scan of that stat card.
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And here is the cover of bOING bOING #11, with a lovely cyborg baby construct by the late Rene Cigler.
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