The Universal Declaration of Cyborg Rights – Draft 0.1
We cannot protect human rights in the era of networked digital technology without correctly defining personhood and the boundaries of the self and applying the human rights we already have to this, new, extended cyborg self.
The Universal Declaration of Cyborg rights extends The Universal Declaration of Human Rights to bring it into the 21st century.
Thoughts? (Please share your long-form comments on the site.)
@aral I probably have a more substantial response to this, but my first reaction is, like, it's kinda REALLY surreal to see a "Cyborg Rights" manifesto that doesn't seem obviously harking back to Haraway's "Cyborg Manifesto".
(Maybe I'm just missing it, though. I've only read/skimmed through Haraway, like, 2.5 times, and am very bad at details...)
@aral More substantially, but still mostly Initial Reactions:
It definitely sort of hangs at the end. It leaves the implications of "The articles of The UDHR apply[ing] to the definition of human beings and protect[ing] the integrity and dignity of the cyborg self." ENTIRELY up to the reader, as well as the definitions of "cyborg self" and "sharded beings".
(2nd aside: Have you yet solicited input from the nettime mailing list or the Xenofeminists? Those are two groups off the top of my head that seem like they would have Opinions)
@Gargron @gaditb I don’t think we should shorten it at all (or only do so if the account is on the same instance as the person viewing it – that would be helpful in differentiating local accounts immediately). The full address is a cornerstone of what makes Mastodon unique (its federated nature) – we should be making that visible.
@Gargron @gaditb I share your concern regarding readability of toots. Hover, however, isn’t accessible on touch devices or for screenreaders (e.g., Voiceover only reads what’s visible). I do feel that having the full address for _remote_ names would make sense in the same way it does for email addresses. (And, as mentioned earlier, make it easier for new people to form a conceptual model of how Mastodon works.)
Furthermore, that is displayed outside of the message itself. And, emails are longer than toots, so the list of addresses rarely is the same length as the message.