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What are the Implications of the Virtual for the Human?


Loren, Scott (2004). What are the Implications of the Virtual for the Human? European Journal of American Culture, 23(3):173-185.

Abstract

‘What are the implications of the virtual for the human?’ provides an analysis of contemporary identity crises as they are related to authenticity. It does this by way of a psychoanalytical reading of four narratives about artificial beings which are representative of the genre: 2001: A Space Odyssey, AI, Blade Runner, and Frankenstein. By pitting the human against the artificial being, we are presented with certain difficulties in determining alterity and in determining what these very difficulties might mean to us.

Abstract

‘What are the implications of the virtual for the human?’ provides an analysis of contemporary identity crises as they are related to authenticity. It does this by way of a psychoanalytical reading of four narratives about artificial beings which are representative of the genre: 2001: A Space Odyssey, AI, Blade Runner, and Frankenstein. By pitting the human against the artificial being, we are presented with certain difficulties in determining alterity and in determining what these very difficulties might mean to us.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > English Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:820 English & Old English literatures
Language:English
Date:2004
Deposited On:27 Aug 2018 11:39
Last Modified:27 Aug 2018 11:39
Publisher:Intellect
ISSN:1466-0407
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1386/ejac.23.3.173/0
Related URLs:https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/86214/ (Organisation)
https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=1503/ (Publisher)
Other Identification Number:Online ISSN: 1758-9118

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