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Artificial culture : identity, technology and bodies

Author: Tama Leaver
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Routledge research in cultural and media studies, 37.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title is an examination of the articulation, construction, and representation of 'the artificial' in popular cultural texts. The book argues that today we live in an artificial culture due to the deep and inextricable relationship between people, our bodies, and technology at large.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tama Leaver
ISBN: 9780415899161 0415899168 9780203134177 0203134176
OCLC Number: 724642271
Description: xiv, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Artificial Intelligence --
1. Early Artificial Intelligence Films: `When are you going to let me out of this box?' --
2. `I am a machine!': Artificial Intelligences in Contemporary Cinema --
pt. II Artificial Life --
3. From Digital Genesis to the Artificial Other --
4. Diasporic Subjectivities: Not Quite `Beyond the Infinite' --
pt. III Artificial Space --
5. Fortification of Place in the Digital Age --
6. Resistance Is Spatial --
7. Infinite Plasticity of the Digital? --
pt. IV Artificial People --
8. Matrices of Embodiment --
9. Symbiosis of Special Effects --
pt. V Artificial Culture --
10. Before the Mourning --
11. Artificial Mourning: Spider-Man, Special Effects, and September 11.
Series Title: Routledge research in cultural and media studies, 37.
Responsibility: Tama Leaver.

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This title is an examination of the articulation, construction, and representation of 'the artificial' in popular cultural texts. The book argues that today we live in an artificial culture due to the deep and inextricable relationship between people, our bodies, and technology at large.

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