Editor’s Note: Amber Case is the Director of the Esri R&D Center, Portland, a company which aims to understand our world and “unleash the power of location.” She was formerly the CEO of geolocation platform creator Geoloqi, Inc., acquired by Esri in Oct 2012.As a student of cyborg anthropology, Case studies the symbiotic interactions between humans and technology.
Amber Case is the Director of the Esri R&D Center and a cyborg anthropologist
Cyborg anthropology is the study of the interaction between humans and technology
"A cyborg is simply someone who interacts with technology," says Case
Case: "Technology won't propagate until it fulfills a social need"
What exactly is cyborg anthropology?
Cyborg anthropology is the study of the interaction between humans and technology, and how technology affects culture. Mobile technology allows one to stand almost anywhere in the world, whisper something, and be heard elsewhere. These devices that live in o