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I, Replicant: Artificial Intelligence and Me — A Selective Stroll with AI in Fiction and Beyond

Despite the admonitions of science fiction, artificial intelligence researchers can’t seem to help themselves from working closer and closer to sentience or at least singularity.


I Can Read Movies

Utterly smitten with the work of artist-designer-genius Mitch Ansara’s work interpreting movies for his “I Can Read Movies” mock book covers series, I was inspired to research the origin of the aesthetic he both effectively and affectionately captured for his renditions of flicks as diverse as Caddy Shack and Blade Runner. Though the films themselves…


Forever Sean Young

In 2009, I had an interview with everyone’s favorite replicant,  actor Sean Young — who discussed Blade Runner, leaning boards and her coming comeback.  DH: This is sort of a “boxers or briefs” question, but which do you prefer, the original Blade Runner or the director’s cut which was stripped of Harrison Ford’s narration? Sean Young:…