The “strange” profession of the cyborg anthropologist

CNN features a long article about the unusual new profession of the cyborg anthropologist – featuring a robot hand photo for good measure.

But reading the article we find out that “cyborg anthropology is the study of the interaction between humans and technology, and how technology affects culture” and that “cyborg anthropologists step back from the modern world and look at the everyday life and how the people around us are influenced by technology in everyday life.”

Huh? Isn’t that what has been known for years as user research, user-centered design and experience design?

Oh yes, we now also know that “a cyborg is simply someone who interacts with technology.”

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