From False Teeth to Exoskeletons: The Body and Materiality in William Gibson’s Burning Chrome

  • Hannah Collins University of Edinburgh

Abstract


Considering texts from William Gibson’s short story collection, Burning Chrome, this essay seeks to establish that the material ontology of the body cannot be discounted in current ontological and existential debates, but rather, we might re-conceptualise pre-existing notions of human selfhood under the conditions of a technologically enhanced social aesthetic.
Published
05-Dec-2014
How to Cite
Collins, H. (2014, December 5). From False Teeth to Exoskeletons: The Body and Materiality in William Gibson’s Burning Chrome. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, (19). Retrieved from http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/1148