"The cyborg does not dream of community on the model of the organic family, this time without the oedipal project. The cyborg would not recognize the Garden of Eden; it is not made of mud and cannot dream of returning to dust." -Donna Haraway, A Cyborg Manifesto (1990)
Edward Said was a real Renaissance man, a polymath who played the piano, wrote about music, literature, and was most famous for his work on the Middle East and his critiques of imperialism and "Orientalism". A professor at Columbia University in the United States, where he taught English and Comparative Literature from 1963, Said was also a literary critic, historian of ideas and President of the Modern Language Association.