Laura B. Greig founded American Cyborg in 2010. It began as a lecture at UC Berkeley on the current state of animal-human-machine hybrids, framed around Donna Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto. We officially incorporated in the State of New York on May 24th, 2017.
Justin P. Cooper made American Cyborg a collective in 2015. He has been reading, writing, and auto-didacting around the globe for a decade.
Elizabeth A. Watkins joined American Cyborg in 2016. She is currently pursuing a PhD from Columbia University, researching the way organizations use online communication and security.
Our goal is to use technology to get closer to nature, rather than farther away. We aren't afraid to use screens, but we also like to get our hands dirty.
There are four aspects to American Cyborg: an organizational app, a racing team, an art salon, and a publication. They each serve to inform and support the others.
Each of our projects has a Routebook to track our progress, and a Cascading Style Guide to build a cohesive aesthetic. The Ten Knots, below, are a list of basic principals made by marrying Ten Bullets with Cyborg Manifesto.