Technology and Culture – Thinking Machines in Modern Cinema
115 001 | CCN: 10031
Thinking Machines in Modern Cinema
Instructor: David Bates
Location: Etcheverry 3109
Date / Time: We 3:00pm - 5:59pm
This course will take major themes in human thought, technology and especially artificial intelligence through a close look at some exemplary films of the 20th and 21st century, We will read alongside of these films related essays or books that help conceptualize the major ideas. Films may include Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Scott’s Blade Runner (1984), Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) and more recent films such as Garland’s Ex Machina (2014). Readings will be drawn from author’s that will include Alan Turing, André Leroi-Gourhan, Donna Haraway, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and others.