Mother of Invention Mother of Invention

Mother of Invention

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Publisher Description

Knit robots, build spaceships, and shape the future.

Extraordinary short stories about gender, artificial intelligence and the art of building something new. Mother of Invention features the work of Seanan McGuire, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Nisi Shawl, John Chu, Justina Robson and more.

A speculative fiction anthology of diverse, challenging stories about gender and artificial intelligence.

From Pygmalion and Galatea to Frankenstein, Ex Machina and Person of Interest, the fictional landscape so often frames cisgender men as the creators of artificial life, leading to the same kinds of stories being told over and over. We want to bring some genuine revolution to the way that artificial intelligence stories are told, and how they intersect with gender identity, parenthood, sexuality, war, and the future of our species. How can we interrogate the gendered assumptions around the making of robots compared with the making of babies? Can computers learn to speak in a code beyond the (gender) binary?

If necessity is the mother of invention, what exciting AI might come to exist in the hands of a more diverse range of innovators?

Essay: Reflecting on Indigenous Worlds, Indigenous Futurisms and Artificial Intelligence by Ambelin Kwaymullina - Winner of William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2018
September 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
381
Pages
PUBLISHER
Twelfth Planet Press
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
726.8
KB

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