Cylon Painting. Oil on Canvas 120x150cm

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Cylon, Buenos Aires, Dec 2016. Painting, sgraffito Oil on canvas. Size: 120 W x 150 H cm. © 2016 Florencia San Martin Brück/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

A cyborg (“cybernetic organism”) is a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts. The term was coined in 1960 by Manfred Clynes and Nathan S. Kline.

In popular culture, some cyborgs may be represented as visibly mechanical (e.g., the Cybermen in the Doctor Who franchise or The Borg from Star Trek or Darth Vader from Star Wars) or as almost indistinguishable from humans (e.g., the “Human” Cylons from the re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica, etc.).