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Digital Metaphors: Editor’s Introduction

Digital Metaphors: Editor’s Introduction

Dec 4, 2013

Tao Lin’s recent novel Taipei (2013) is a fictional document of life in our current digital culture. The protagonist, Paul — who is loosely based on the author — is numb from his always turned on digitally mediated life, and throughout the novel increases his recreational...

Androids in the Academy

Androids in the Academy

Oct 1, 2012

There is something uncomfortable about David, the android from Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus. This is partly due to the various interpellations...