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Welcome to the Course Archive

Welcome to the collaborative course blog for Literature and Science from the Romantics to the Present (a Fall 2013 course taught by John Savarese, in the English Department at Berkeley). Now that the term is over, this site serves primarily … Continue reading

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Transcendence

Trailer for a film coming out next year, starring Johnny Depp, about the perils of the technological singularity. Happy holidays everyone!

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Review: Oblivion

I recently sat down and watched Oblivion starring Tom Cruise which has a number of scenes that touch upon a couple of the books we read towards the end of the semester (Neuromancer, and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep). … Continue reading

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Android Grows up to Destroy Mother

Hey everyone, This may be kind of random since we’re done with class and we’ve been done with Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? for quite a while but I’ll share a few things I’ve been thinking about. A few … Continue reading

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Fruitful Couplings

Personally, one of the most interesting aspects of a popular and enduring symbol of dualism, the ‘Yin and Yang’, has always been, not the perfect curvature of the line dividing the two aspects, but rather the two dots, or as … Continue reading

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Living amongst humanoids.

After reading Do Androids… I found a sudden interest in androids, humanoids, and robots. There are a good amount of robots already developed which carry out a diversity of purposes. I think it would serve as useful to see how … Continue reading

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Batty at the forefront

One of the most compelling features of Blade Runner is the character of Roy Batty. His violent resistance to “accelerated decrepitude” and quest to extend his lifespan speak to his frustration at not being allowed to live longer than four … Continue reading

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