Blurring Posthuman Identities: The New Version of Humanity Offered by Bicentennial Man
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Author/sBaelo Allué, Sonia
The aim of this paper is to analyse the 1999 film version of Isaac Asimov ’s “The Bicentennial Man ” (1976), a film that reflects the changing status of the dichotomy human/non-human in our culture. The idea of blurring the human body boundaries has become one of the most repeated and successful subject matters of the science-fiction genre, a subject especially attractive in a time that some critics have defined as “post-human ”. Starting from Norbert Wiener theories we will see different approaches to the idea of the cyborg and the “post-human ”, which will help us to understand the changing relationship between machine, robot and cyborg in Bicentennial Man (1999). We will analyse in which ways the film answers the question: what does it mean to be human in a posthuman world? El propósito de este artículo es analizar la versión cinematográfica de 1999 de la historia corta “The Bicentennial Man ”(1976) escrita por Isaac Asimov. Se trata de una película que refleja la cambiante posi...
The Bicentennial Man