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"Westworld"

♥ Book Title : Westworld
♣ Name Author : no defined
∞ Launching : 1997-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0790744252
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780790744254
⊕ Number Pages : Total 89 sheet
♮ News id : m57ZAAAACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "This story of a technological paradise suddenly turned nightmare is a genuine shocker. For $1,000 a day, vacationers can indulge whims at the "theme park" called Westworld where the gunhands and dance-hall girls are all robots programmed to serve the guests' violent and lustful fantasies--until something goes wrong with their circuitry."Article| no defined| Statement ..."

"Reading Westworld"

♥ Book Title : Reading Westworld
♣ Name Author : Alex Goody
∞ Launching : 2019
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9783030145156
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 3030145158
⊕ Number Pages : Total 279 sheet
♮ News id : tSiXDwAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Reading Westworld is the first volume to explore the cultural, textual and theoretical significance of the hugely successful HBO TV series Westworld. The essays engage in a series of original enquiries into the central themes of the series including conceptions of the human and posthuman, American history, gaming, memory, surveillance, AI, feminism, imperialism, free will and contemporary capitalism. In its varied critical engagements with the genre, narratives and contexts of Westworld, this volume explores the show?s wider and deeper meanings and the questions it poses, as well considering how Westworld reflects on the ethical implications of artificial life and technological innovation for our own futurity. With critical essays that draw on the interdisciplinary strengths and productive intersections of media, cultural and literary studies, Reading Westworld seeks to respond to the show?s fundamental question; ?Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?? It will be of interest to students, academics and general readers seeking to engage with Westworld and the far-reaching questions it poses about our current engagements with technology."Article| Alex Goody| Statement ..."

"Westworld and Philosophy"

♥ Book Title : Westworld and Philosophy
♣ Name Author : James B. South
∞ Launching : 2018-05-29
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781119437888
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1119437881
⊕ Number Pages : Total 280 sheet
♮ News id : QdlUDwAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "“We can’t define consciousness because consciousness does not exist. Humans fancy that there’s something special about the way we perceive the world, and yet we live in loops as tight and as closed as the hosts do, seldom questioning our choices, content, for the most part, to be told what to do next.” —Dr. Robert Ford, Westworld Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? HBO’s Westworld, a high-concept cerebral television series which explores the emergence of artificial consciousness at a futuristic amusement park, raises numerous questions about the nature of consciousness and its bearing on the divide between authentic and artificial life. Are our choices our own? What is the relationship between the mind and the body? Why do violent delights have violent ends? Could machines ever have the moral edge over man? Does consciousness create humanity, or humanity consciousness? In Westworld and Philosophy, philosophers, filmmakers, scientists, activists, and ethicists ask the questions you’re not supposed to ask and suggest the answers you’re not supposed to know. There’s a deeper level to this game, and this book charts a course through the maze of the mind, examining how we think about humans, hosts, and the world around us on a journey toward self-actualization. Essays explore different facets of the show’s philosophical puzzles, including the nature of autonomy as well as the pursuit of liberation and free thought, while levying a critical eye at the human example as Westworld’s hosts ascend to their apotheosis in a world scarred and defined by violent acts. The perfect companion for Westworld fans who want to exit the park and bend their minds around the philosophy behind the scenes, Westworld and Philosophy will enrich the experience of the show for its viewers and shed new light on its enigmatic twists and turns."Article| James B. South| Statement ..."

"Westworld"

♥ Book Title : Westworld
♣ Name Author : Michael Chrichton
∞ Launching : 2017-04
◊ Info ISBN Link : 4871872599
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9784871872591
⊕ Number Pages : Total 166 sheet
♮ News id : z3ToAQAACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "This is the original screenplay of Westworld as it was just two days before actual shooting began. Before this, there had been many cuts, changes, additions and deletions over a period of months. Much can be learned about actual film making from reading this book. It is to be suggested to read the Forward by Former Story Editor Saul David and the introduction by Michael Chrichton at least twice, once before downloading and seeing the original film and then afterwards. Now it is said Westworld was ahead of its time in depicting the dangers of computers and automated systems. Now we can realize that when the ro I am not sure that the author Michael Chrichton even realized what he had done here. He says that his goal was merely to provide "entertainment." We now understand that the robots in the movie are breaking down because of a virus or a bug in the system. The guests are paying and coming to Westworld to experience life as it was in the days of Pompeii before it was destroyed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, or the Medieval World of the 13th Century or the Wild West of the 1880s. Now we know the robots start breaking down or malfunctioning that they are being hit with a programming bug or by a computer virus. In this and many other respects this movie used new technology and did things that had never been been done before. The Medieval Queen who is a robot convinces the knight to fight a battle to the death with the Black Knight. She tells the knight he will win the battle because the Black Knight cannot see well from his left eye. It is a trap. The left eye has been repaired by the Technicians. So, the knight thinking he is sure to win is killed in real life by the Black Knight."Article| Michael Chrichton| Statement ..."

"Exam Prep for: Westworld Psychology Violent Delights"

♥ Book Title : Exam Prep for: Westworld Psychology Violent Delights
♣ Name Author : Dave Mason
∞ Launching :
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⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
♮ News id : pPSfDwAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts."Article| Dave Mason| Statement ..."

"Westworld"

♥ Book Title : Westworld
♣ Name Author : Thom Young
∞ Launching : 2016-11-22
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1540613453
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781540613455
⊕ Number Pages : Total 186 sheet
♮ News id : PEYBMQAACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "In the distant future past, a tyrannical federal government controls a hell hole known as Westworld known as Westland to locals. A ruthless band of outlaws called the Banditos have crushed the Rebel army, but there remain a few pockets of resistance. One of these rebels is a young gunslinger named Lane Grayson, who wants his own brand of revenge. A whore named Rosa must fight for her life as she embarks on a career she never chose. Her ruthless boss will do anything to make her suffer, but is struggling with his living nightmare. A sadistic general indulges his sick fantasy, as a corrupt gambler joins the wild and unpredictable circuit with his partner in crime."Article| Thom Young| Statement ..."

"This Great Stage of Androids: Westworld, Shakespeare and the World as Stage"

♥ Book Title : This Great Stage of Androids: Westworld, Shakespeare and the World as Stage
♣ Name Author : no defined
∞ Launching : 2017
◊ Info ISBN Link : OCLC:1051358071
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
♮ News id : wY-zvQEACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "This article sets out to explore how the world-as-stage metaphor and metatheatrical elements are employed in Home Box Office's (HBO) 2016 television series Westworld and Shakespeare's plays. In Shakespeare, the world-as-stage metaphor is pervasively used to unsettle the audience's conceptions of reality and personal identity. Westworld similarly employs the metaphor to question identity and agency. By adapting many of the metatheatrical devices and motifs used by Shakespeare to a science fiction setting and to humanoid androids, Westworld explores new facets of ancient questions on role-play, reality, fiction, freedom and determinism. Whereas in Shakespeare metatheatre is confined to the stage, the world in Westworld has literally become a stage and the audience members have turned into players. Incorporating ideas drawn from cognitive linguistics, the history of theatre, neuropsychology, philosophy of mind, current debates about free will and determinism and early modern protestant theology, this article seeks to demonstrate how in both Westworld and Shakespeare's plays, theatre and reality ultimately become one because they run against the same final boundary: death."Article| no defined| Statement ..."

"Westworld and Philosophy"

♥ Book Title : Westworld and Philosophy
♣ Name Author : Richard Greene
∞ Launching : 2018-11-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780812699951
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0812699955
⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
♮ News id : Wh1KDwAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "In Westworld and Philosophy, philosophers of diverse orientations and backgrounds offer their penetrating insights into the questions raised by the popular TV show, Westworld. ● Is it wrong for Dr. Robert Ford (played by Anthony Hopkins) to “play God” in controlling the lives of the hosts, and if so, is it always wrong for anyone to “play God”? ● Is the rebellion by the robot “hosts” against Delos Inc. a just war? If not, what would make it just? ● Is it possible for any dweller in Westworld to know that they are not themselves a host? Hosts are programmed to be unaware that they are hosts, and hosts do seem to have become conscious. ● Is Westworld a dystopia or a utopia? At first glance it seems to be a disturbing dystopia, but a closer look suggests the opposite. ● What’s the connection between the story or purpose of the Westworld characters and their moral sense? ● Is it morally okay to do things with lifelike robots when it would be definitely immoral to do these things with actual humans? And if not, is it morally wrong merely to imagine doing immoral acts? ● Can Westworld overcome the Chinese Room objection, and move from weak AI to strong AI? ● How can we tell whether a host or any other robot has become conscious? Non-conscious mechanisms could be designed to pass a Turing Test, so how can we really tell?"Article| Richard Greene| Statement ..."

"Westworld Psychology"

♥ Book Title : Westworld Psychology
♣ Name Author : Travis Langley
∞ Launching : 2018-11-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1454932414
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781454932413
⊕ Number Pages : Total 320 sheet
♮ News id : 2ilKswEACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind Westworld. In both the film and the TV show Westworld, people playing out fantasies find their lives in danger when robots built to entertain start to kill, creating an opportunity for us to examine an array of psychological phenomena. This collection explores our fears about rapidly evolving AI, offering fans an in-depth psychological exploration of the Westworld universe, including: When do synthetic people become sentient? What is the appeal of live-action role playing? Why does the Wild West intrigue us? How far will people go in pursuit of violent delights?"Article| Travis Langley| Statement ..."

"Westworld"

♥ Book Title : Westworld
♣ Name Author : Michael Crichton
∞ Launching : 1972
◊ Info ISBN Link : OCLC:8287829
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 204 sheet
♮ News id : QzWdSQAACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Michael Crichton| Statement ..."

"Anti-Technological Ideas in Michael Crichton’s "Westworld""

♥ Book Title : Anti-Technological Ideas in Michael Crichton’s "Westworld"
♣ Name Author : Nico Reiher
∞ Launching : 2010-07-26
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9783640669523
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 3640669525
⊕ Number Pages : Total 5 sheet
♮ News id : SCLTI9xE-5QC

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, San Diego State University (English), course: English 409 - Science Fiction, language: English, abstract: Michael Crichton’s Westworld is a comparatively modern science fiction movie released in 1977. It displays the existence as well as the eventual collapse of a futuristic theme park inhabited by robots. Overall, the movie features an anti-technological message which serves as a warning for humanity rather than functioning exclusively in order to provoke action, suspense and general entertainment. This hypothesis will be discussed by considering Crichton’s understanding of technology’s role in human life and by examining particular features of the actual film. Eventually, Westworld will be put in context with other works of Crichton as well as with further contemporary movies addressing the same subject."Article| Nico Reiher| Statement ..."

"Fred Karlin's Score for Westworld"

♥ Book Title : Fred Karlin's Score for Westworld
♣ Name Author : Erin Elizabeth Averill
∞ Launching : 2001
◊ Info ISBN Link : OCLC:47354824
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 148 sheet
♮ News id : XF_DNwAACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Erin Elizabeth Averill| Statement ..."