We Have Built You: On the Nature of Artificial Intelligence in Blade Runner and Babylon Babies.

  • April Durham University of California, Riverside


While “Artificial Intelligence” describes cognition occurring on the part of machines, over the last several decades representations in television, film, and literature complicate what might comprise “the natural” relative to intelligence. This article explores what is at stake, besides masterful control, in narratives of intelligence as mediated and technical.

Author Information

April Durham, University of California, Riverside
April Durham is a PhD candidate in the Comparative Literature Department at the University of California, Riverside. Her dissertation investigates complex subjectivities emerging in creative collaborative practices, relative to labour, language, embodiment, and violence. She holds an MFA and has exhibited widely in the US, Europe, and Australia.
How to Cite
Durham, April. 2013. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 16 (June), 1 - 14. Accessed June 24, 2018. http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/520.