Science Fiction Studies

Science Fiction Studies

#81 = Amount 27, Component 2 = 2000 july

The Fetishization of Masculinity in Science Fiction: The Cyborg plus the Console Cowboy

One significant element of modern technofetishism could be the intensification of our social lust for new technologies. We come across such “technolust” celebrated in Wired magazine’s regular “Fetish” spot; this covers a selection of new items from technical devices for instance the MindDrive—a sensor sleeve that slips onto the index little finger for those of you game players whom tire of keeping a joystick—to brand brand new and much more manly means of eating ginseng. As Tim Barkow writes, “Brewing up tea as a boon to your manhood simply too femme? Læs resten