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Cyborgian Salariats

Rationalization and the White-Collar Worker in Sasha Stone's “Hundred-Horsepower Office”

Stephanie Bender

series, Stone presents white-collared workers as personified rationalization, the very motors that ignite these technologies, and thus a cyborgian model of the Weimar-era automaton. Stone's photo essay presents a complex but fairly positive view of

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Welcome to the Machine

Artificial Intelligence on Screen 1

Rebekah Brammer

: how they are regularly abused by their human supervisors. This conflict between automatons and humans has also been a big-screen fixation. Another pro-human movement makes an appearance in A.I. Artificial Intelligence ( Steven Spielberg, 2001

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Technological Animism

The Uncanny Personhood of Humanoid Machines

Kathleen Richardson

references that reinforce the exchange within the ontology of technological animism. Fictional Animism, Automatons, and the Uncanny (Valley) In 2001, AI: Artificial Intelligence ( Spielberg 2001 ) was released in cinemas across the world. The story

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The Face of the Future

An Ethical Examination of Lucrecia Martel's AI

Abby Sacks

likeness to be used in such a way. Surely, he does not want others to think of him as an automaton. He only wants to play the piano, and he can't because of others’ warped perceptions of him. He himself says “people dislike me because I am not completely

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Valentina Mitkova

the angel, the animal, the puppet, God, the machine, the automaton), as well as its transformations, the texts included in this section discuss issues such as the cognitive value of the juxtaposition between video games and literature in terms of

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Kathleen Lennon

with a step a little too quick. He bends forward a little to eagerly […] finally there he returns, trying to imitate in his walk the inflexible stiffness of some kind of automaton while carrying his tray with the recklessness of a tightrope walker

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Political Regeneration

José Bonifácio and Temporal Experiences in the Luso-American World in the Early Nineteenth Century

Maria Elisa Noronha De Sá and Marcelo Gantus Jasmin

; he is a mere automaton, whose springs may be brought to life through education and its attendant benefits. Had Cato been born among the Satraps of Persia, he would have died in oblivion among the multitude of vile slaves. Had Newton been born among

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‘No More Let Life Divide…’

Victorian Metropolitan Confluence in Penny Dreadful

Sinan Akilli and Seda Öz

on the Death of John Keats’ by demanding ‘No more let Life divide what Death can join together’, 53 the scene not only depicts the modern scientist expressing his ambitions about the prospect of a human being ‘replaced by an automaton manufactured

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In support of free-standing Indigenous legal systems

Comparisons of US tribal courts and Canadian First Nations courts

Bruce Granville Miller

communities become complicit with outside authority in promoting an image of Indigenous society as cultural automaton, that is, the idea that people simply live in conformity with cultural norms, thereby avoiding conflict. In the long run, though, this

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Instrumentalising Media Memories

The Second World War According to Achtung Zelig! (2004)

Maaheen Ahmed

unintuitive but successful coupling of horror and humour calls for further attention. Carroll traces the roots of the combination of horror and humour to two different interpretations accorded to mechanised movements: while Freud considered the automaton a