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.