Lost in Transit

Lost in Transit : The Strange Story of the Philip K Dick Android

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In 2004, a group of men built the Philip K Dick Android. Then, en route to a presentation at Google, the android head was left on a plane. It has never been found. Meet the Philip K Dick Android. It wears the famous science-fiction author's clothes, thinks his thoughts and speaks his mind. All the while sitting in a simulacrum of the author's living room. In Lost in Transit, David F Dufty takes us into the world of artificial intelligence, robots, sci-fi addicts and kill switches to show us how the android was made, and how the cult writer became, for a while, the cult-writer android. With great enthusiasm and affection for his subject, Dufty tells the human story of how a bright idea was brought to life, on the proverbial smell of an oily rag. It is an unforgettable story of fierce obsession, strong intelligence, art and science, spiked with humour and wit.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • 130 x 198 x 20mm | 262g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Victory Books
  • VIC, Australia
  • 0522860621
  • 9780522860627

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