Part of the monthly lecture series, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT: Bodies & Technologies
by Zach Pearl, a 2015/16 Artscape Youngplace Teacher-In-Residence
Beginning with Metropolis and now manifest in Janelle Monae, the use of androids as an allegory for racism and class struggle has existed for nearly a century. Somewhere between the mindless servitude of a robot and the emotional complexity of a human, the android is a figure in limbo, and sci-fi franchises have often portrayed androids as a ‘manufactured minority’ striving for actualization. This lecture looks at these narratives in detail and asks: Is it possible to move discussions of discrimination and systemic problems beyond race through the archetype of the Android?
$5 suggested donation. No one will be turned away.
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