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Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves

Julie Wosk

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ISBN 10: 0967032857 / ISBN 13: 9780967032856
Editorial: Fort Schuyler Press, 2008
Nuevos Condición: Brand New Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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first edition. 60 pages. 8.70x5.80x0.30 inches. In Stock. N° de ref. de la librería 0967032857

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Título: Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and ...

Editorial: Fort Schuyler Press

Año de publicación: 2008

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:Brand New

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Julie Wosk's exciting new book introduces the world of artificial women who seem alive, a subject that has long fascinated filmmakers, artists, photographers, television writers, video game designers, and robotics engineers. These synthetic creatures have a surprising appeal-- and range from early automatons to Lara Croft and the Stepford Wives to today's female robots that look so real they can easily fool the eye. Based on a ground-breaking New York museum exhibit curated by the author, this book sparkles with illustrations--many in color-- of facsimile females from past to present. These images often reveal men's fantasies and our changing views of science, technology, and women themselves. In her introductory essay and detailed captions, Wosk connects these synthetic creatures to key cultural themes and raises provocative questions. Do these simulated women seem delightful, scary, alluring, alien? Are they admirable technological wonders or do they challenge our humanity in disturbing ways?

About the Author:

Dr. Julie Wosk is Professor of Art History, English, and Studio Painting at State University of New York Maritime College. Dr. Wosk is also the author of Women and the Machine: Representations From the Spinning Wheel to the Electronic Age (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001) and Breaking Frame: Technology and the Visual Arts in the Nineteenth Century (Rutgers University Press, 1991).

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