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Androids: A Remarkable Approximation to the Organic

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dc.contributor.author Walraven, Aya
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-09T23:23:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-09T23:23:13Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-03-18
dc.identifier.citation Walraven, Aya. "Androids: A Remarkable Approximation to the Organic." Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, Victoria, B.C. 18 March 2011. Presentation. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://pactac.net/2011/03/androids-a-remarkable-approximation-to-the-organic/
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6759
dc.description Aya Walraven is a digital media and internet enthusiast who primarily works in video and web. She is the editorial assistant and media designer at CTheory and head of PACTAC’s Software Analysis Lab. Aya is also responsible for the technical inner-workings of the PACTAC facility. A self-appointed internet-culture historian and archivist she observes and documents online behaviour, particularly in Japanese youth and anonymous communities. en_US
dc.description.abstract This talk walks through a brief history of androids in the past and present. Citing Japan as a special case, Aya Walraven explores how androids, cyborgs, and humans alike fit into society with a growing need for robotic assistance and enhancement, and touches upon the cultural roots and psychology that affects how we receive our mechanical partners. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Arthur Kroker, Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture and Theory, Digital Inflections en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Digital Inflections: Visions for the Posthuman Future en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject androids en_US
dc.subject Japan en_US
dc.subject cyborgs en_US
dc.subject robotic assistance en_US
dc.subject mechanical partners en_US
dc.subject robot culture en_US
dc.title Androids: A Remarkable Approximation to the Organic en_US
dc.type Video en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US


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