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More Than the Sum of Our Imprints

by Julie Hawkon Dollhouse
“I could turn this pebble around, examining it, for
oh, say, seven years.”
 —Joss Whedon on Dollhouse, PaleyFest ’09

Imprint 1

How does Caroline become Echo? Or, to put it more accurately,
how does Echo become? In a manner of speaking, Echo
is a “natural” cyborg. Unlike the tech heads in “Epitaph Two:
Return” (2-13), Echo needed no external hardware to enable
“upgrades.” Her microbiology, we learned from Boyd, predisposed
her to be able to integrate these imprints with minimal
psychic side effects. Echo’s metacognitive evolution was a sort
of multiplication of her “I.” Echo’s difference that made a difference
was rooted in her microbiology, but the ramifications were
seen most startlingly in her psychology, broadly defined. Her
ontology/subjectivity, her modes of relationality, and her epistemology
all shifted dramatically, indicating a co-evolutionary
process in … read more»

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