This lecture was recorded on 3 Feb 2017, during the British Academy Late, part of the British Academy's season on Robotics, AI and Society.
Better than the real thing? From androids to seductive robots…
The obliging android of Villiers’ L’eve future started a trend that filmmakers soon enthusiastically embraced. Film historian Ian Christie FBA reviews some of the screen’s most seductive mechanical sirens.
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