woensdag 24 november 2010

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?


By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . . They even built humans.

Emigrees to Mars received androids so sophisticated it was impossible to tell them from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. But when androids didn't want to be identified, they just blended in.
source:
philipkdick.com



anabenlloch: Empathy Test (2005) (02:40)
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Samuel J. Umland: Philip K. Dick: contemporary critical interpretations - Pagina 16 (please left click or scroll!!)
Towards a Theory of Paranoia




Marie Morelle: Do androids dream of electric sheep, by Philip K Dick (03:23)
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Electric Sheep is a collaborative abstract artwork founded by Scott Draves. It's run by thousands of people all over the world, and can be installed on any ordinary PC or Mac. When these computers "sleep", the Electric Sheep comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep". The result is a collective "android dream", an homage to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

 
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