The Easel

A Cyborg Couture

It seems we are having a cyborg moment, in fashion and art. The cyborg idea goes back at least to the Dadaists but is newly relevant because of AI and machine learning. Some women artists see in it a potent metaphor for outmoded ideas about submissive femininity. “The cyborg and its utopian fluidity and possibilities posit the most suitable regalia for rising above the [current] dystopia.”