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Book Club: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Mar 20, 2016, 1:00pm

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Arcangelo Sassolino, FIGURANTE, 2010. Steel, bone, and hydraulic system, 29 1/2 x 26 3/8 x 9 1/16 inches (head). Collection of Paolo Ferretti, Bolzano.

Arcangelo Sassolino, FIGURANTE, 2010. Steel, bone, and hydraulic system, 29 1/2 x 26 3/8 x 9 1/16 inches (head). Collection of Paolo Ferretti, Bolzano.

Sunday, March 20

1:00 pm

$10; free for members

View Arcangelo Sassolino’s humanlike machines, then join a discussion of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Phillip K. Dick’s 1968 literary masterpiece that inspired the film Blade Runner. The discussion will be led by Nicholas E. Miller, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the English Department at Washington University in St. Louis, who teaches courses on early American literature, Gothic fiction, science fiction, and culture studies. Miller is currently teaching a course on “the posthuman” in American literature and culture, a course that — like Arcangelo Sassolino’s exhibition and Philip K. Dick’s novel — asks us to question what it means to be human.

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