I am currently facing a very big challenge, based on my studies. I am currently attending a seminar of New Materialism, which above all thematizes agential realism. An essential element here is the diffractive reading (based on Donna Haraway/ Karen Barad). With the help of such a diffractive reading, ie reading across from a non-specialist perspective, a new approach to new knowledge is to be made possible. We shall exemplify this approach along an essay.
As a concrete topic, I would like to devote myself to cyborgs or human enhancement. So to what extent do we humans distinguish ourselves from these.
How can this question / task be solved with the help of diffractory reading?
Karan Barad speaks of apparatuses as methods of knowledge production. I think the literature research could be an apparatus in this essay. but how does it continue? Can someone realtively simply name the steps I should take? I know that I should study the theory of cyborgs from a non-specialist discipline, but how exactly is this done?
How would you suggest, what helpful tips and advice can you name?
I myself have never dealt with philosophy to this extent, which results in this challenge for me.
I am thankful for every answer!