One of the most interesting things I found in these two pieces was the idea that the quality of humanity could reside in something outside of our human bodies. Typically, when thinking of what is human there are two things that come to mind: our human bodies and our human minds. I see in Harraway and Davies the idea that our bodies may not be as tied to our humanity as we think. Davies’ piece in particular highlights artists and thinkers that have augmented their bodies whether for art or for increased sensory perception.
I also thought the idea of transhumanism was very interesting. Reading Davies’ article about the potential for the augmentation of the human body by a cybernetic means made me think immediately of this YouTube video I saw a few days ago. The idea of improving ourselves through a technological means is already being explored, and I find this very eye opening.