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The Resource How to build an android : the true story of Philip K. Dick's robotic resurrection, David F. Dufty

How to build an android : the true story of Philip K. Dick's robotic resurrection, David F. Dufty

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How to build an android : the true story of Philip K. Dick's robotic resurrection
Title
How to build an android
Title remainder
the true story of Philip K. Dick's robotic resurrection
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David F. Dufty
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In late January 2006, a young robotocist on the way to Google headquarters lost an overnight bag on a flight somewhere between Dallas and Las Vegas. In it was a fully functional head of the android replica of Philip K. Dick, cult science fiction writer and counter-culture guru. It has never been recovered. In a story that echoes some of the most paranoid fantasies of a Philip K. Dick novel, readers get a fascinating inside look at the scientists and technology that made this amazing android possible. The author, who was a fellow researcher at the University of Memphis Institute of Intelligent Systems while the android was being built, gives readers an inside look at the cutting edge technology in robotics, artificial intelligence, and sculpture that came together in this remarkable machine and captured the imagination of scientists, artists, and science fiction fans alike. And there are great stories about Dick himself--his inspired yet deeply pessimistic worldview, his bizarre lifestyle, and his enduring creative legacy. In the tradition of popular science classics like Packing for Mars and The Disappearing Spoon, How to Build an Andriod is entertaining and informative--popular science at its best"--
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Dufty, David F
Dewey number
629.8/92
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Robotics
  • Androids
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Dick, Philip K
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Robotics
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Science Fiction & Fantasy
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How to build an android : the true story of Philip K. Dick's robotic resurrection, David F. Dufty
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Originally published: Lost in transit. Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Pub., 2011
Control code
BK0010320160
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9780805095517
Lccn
2011043674
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Label
How to build an android : the true story of Philip K. Dick's robotic resurrection, David F. Dufty
Publication
Note
Originally published: Lost in transit. Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Pub., 2011
Control code
BK0010320160
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9780805095517
Lccn
2011043674
Other physical details
ill.
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