The article is devoted to the phenomenon of swarming and its expression in modern technologies
and art. The main focus of this work is a philosophical comprehension and interpretation of the performance
Mind-Controlled Cyborgroach created by the Moscow art-group “18 Apples.” The author
discusses the phenomenon of the uncanny as a manifestation of entomophobia and technophobia,
and she explores the ontological questions of human and animal being and compares categories
of “natural” and “human” technics. The article also focuses on the problem of the Other in the context
of the basic tasks of bioethics.