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Technological Animism

The Uncanny Personhood of Humanoid Machines

Kathleen Richardson

representations of androids and other human-like automata directly influenced the development and popular reception of modern robots. In my fieldwork in American robotics laboratories with international teams of scientists from Japan, the United States, and Europe

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Demystification and Disruption

Laurence Grove, Anne Magnussen, and Ann Miller

, embodied by Tamburini's own early comics character, the android RanXerox, whose vision of the world as a series of photocopies levelled out social and cultural layers. By the late 1970s, when left-wing movements were experiencing severe repression in Italy

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Mirjam de Bruijn

It is after all clear that fear has definitively changed camps and that the regime of Idriss Déby experiences much more fear than the Android youth that we are. 1 This quotation is from a 16 February 2016 post by “Fils-de-Maina” (a Chadian internet

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Tweens as Technofeminists

Exploring Girlhood Identity in Technology Camp

Jen England and Robert Cannella

Eva replied, “I mean, it’s fine if you want to wear makeup, but you shouldn’t feel … you have to.” Taking a different approach to their podcast, Hailey, Maya, Lina, and Ella created “Apple vs. Android,” in which they debated the merits of technology

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Synthetic Beings and Synthespian Ethics

Embodiment Technologies in Science/Fiction

Jane Stadler

In 2005, the android head of science-fiction author Philip K. Dick was lost on a plane en route to San Francisco, never to be found. The “Dick head,” as it is affectionately known by fans, has since been rebuilt by Hanson Robotics and reattached

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Bringing Indigenous Kamchatka to Google Earth

Collaborative Digital Mapping with the Itelmen Peoples

Brian Thom, Benedict J. Colombi, and Tatiana Degai

important places (wells, markets, fish-drying racks, etc.). Each place recorded in the field was given a name/label, and a short description as to why the place was important. As many students had Android phones, we used Google’s MyTracks app and the built

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‘The Inexhaustible Surface of Things’

Stefano Tamburini's Comic Book Work

Simone Castaldi

earliest and most successful of Tamburini's creations was the saga of an android named RanXerox – its name an obvious reference to the Rank Xerox Company that produced the first lines of photocopy machines. 10 The RanXerox saga tells the futuristic story

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Along the Lines of the Occupation

Playing at Diminished Reality in East Jerusalem

Fabio Cristiano and Emilio Distretti

’s regime of separation looks more than ever well protected and preserved. NOTES 1 Pokémon Go is a free-to-play augmented reality game available for iOS and Android devices. 2 Palestinian telecommunications—landlines, cellular, and Internet services

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Héctor J. Pérez

activity. In order to illustrate how these processes occur, I will focus on Season 1 of Westworld , a sci-fi series set in a Wild West theme park where androids are almost indistinguishable from humans. Westworld is a park where visitors can live a second