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dc.contributor.advisor Surin, Kenneth en_US
dc.contributor.author Rhee, Jennifer en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-10T19:53:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-01T04:30:05Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2279
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>"Anthropomorphic Attachments" undertakes an examination of the human as a highly nebulous, fluid, multiple, and often contradictory concept, one that cannot be approached directly or in isolation, but only in its constitutive relationality with the world. Rather than trying to find a way outside of the dualism between human and not-human, I take up the concept of anthropomorphization as a way to hypersaturate the question of the human. Within this hypersaturated field of inquiry, I focus on the specific anthropomorphic relationalities between human and humanoid technology. Focusing primarily on contemporary U.S. technologies and cultural forms, my dissertation looks at artificial intelligence and robotics in conversation with their cultural imaginaries in contemporary literature, science fiction, film, performance art, and video games, and in conversation with contemporary philosophies of the human, the posthuman, and technology. In reading these discourses as shaping, informing, and amplifying each other and the multiple conceptions of the human they articulate, "Anthropomorphic Attachments" attends to these multiple humans and the multiple morphologies by which anthropomorphic relationalities imagine and inscribe both humanoid technologies and the human itself.</p> en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Literature, American en_US
dc.subject Engineering, Robotics en_US
dc.subject Literature, General en_US
dc.subject anthropomorphization en_US
dc.subject artificial intelligence en_US
dc.subject literature en_US
dc.subject robotics en_US
dc.subject science fiction en_US
dc.subject the human en_US
dc.title Anthropomorphic Attachments in U.S. Literature, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Literature en_US
duke.embargo.months 24 en_US

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