Monday, November 01, 2010

Alluring Androids and Robots in Film, Photography, and Art

The idea of artificial women who seem alive has long fascinated artists, photographers, filmmakers, and videogame designers. Today's female robots look so real they can easily fool the eye. These images reveal our social attitudes about women and also the impact of robots on our lives. This illustrated presentation raises provocative new questions: Do men and women view female robots differently? How do these images reveal men’s fantasies and fears about women? Will these ultra-realistic robots enhance our lives or challenge our humanity?

Professor Julie Wosk, State University of New York, Maritime College, will present this program which will be held in the Librarians Room on the 7th floor of the NYS Library. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the NY Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities program.

Friday, November 5th, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
You are welcome to bring your lunch.

TO REGISTER online go to this site or e-mail or or call 518-474-2274. Please let the library know if any reasonable accommodation is required (Americans with Disabilities Act) at least three business days prior to the program date.

New York State Library/Reference Services, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230 (518-474-5355).

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