From Golem to Cyborg

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Year of publication 2006
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Human Affairs, A postdisciplinary Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences
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Faculty of Arts

Field Art, architecture, cultural heritage
Keywords machine; K.Capek; A.M. Turing; J. von Neumann
Description During the 20th century, the concept of the machine in science, culture and human society changed almost completely. Starting from the time of myths, this contribution sketches two imporatant trajectories of this change - traditional culture (literature and theatre, and science and technology - initiated by highly influential personalities of the 20th century - K.Capek, A.M. Turing and J. von Neumann, and others.
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