Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture


Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Artificial Slaves (2013) .. by Kevin LaGrandeur


Contents

List of Figures

Acknowledgements

1 Introduction: Artificial Slaves—Intelligent Tools/Rebellious Agents

PART 1 Bodies, Body Parts, and Instruments

2 Real Human Automata from the Pre-Empirical Era

3 Whole Bodies: Alchemy, Cabala, and the Embodiment of Force

4 Body Parts: Talking Brass Heads, Dangerous Knowledge, and Robert Greene’s Plays

PART II In Our Operative Image: The Servant Network

5 Prospero’s Ethereal Prosthesis

6 Doctor Faustus: Losing Control of the Servant Network

7 Points of Contact between Artificial Servants of Yesterday and Today

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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