Readings

Please purchase the following books in any edition (electronic or paper).

  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818 edition if possible)
  • Nick Bostrom, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (2014)
  • Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (1932)
  • Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake (2003)
  • David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (2004)

You will need to rent the following films.

  • James Whale, Dir., Frankenstein (1931) – available for rent at Amazon
  • Alex Garland, Dir., Ex Machina (2015) – available to rent from Amazon, iTunes, YouTube and elsewhere
  • John Badham, War Games (1983) – available to rent from Amazon, iTunes, YouTube and elsewhere
  • Tom Tykwer and Lana Wachowski, Dir., Cloud Atlas (2012) – available to rent from Amazon, iTunes, YouTube and elsewhere
  • Spike Jonze, Dir., Her (2013)

Other readings for the course are available online or on Blackboard.

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