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    Technoscience and Artificial Life

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    Technoscience and Artificial Life ABSTRACT: This paper uses the theory of technoscience to shed light on the current criticisms against the emerging science of Artificial Life. We see that the science of Artificial Life is criticized for the synthetic nature of its research and its over reliance on computer simulations which is seen to be contrary to the traditional goals and methods of science. However, if we break down the traditional distinctions between science and technology using the theory

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    Artificial Life

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    Artificial life (commonly called a-life) is the term applied collectively to attempts being made to develop mathematical models and computer simulations of the ways in which living organisms develop, grow, and evolve. Researchers in this burgeoning field hope to gain deeper insights into the nature of organic life as well as into the further possibilities of COMPUTER science and robotics (see ROBOT). A-life techniques are also being used to explore the origins and chemical processes of metabolism

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    and experts in artificial intelligence postulated fourteen outstanding questions and problems that they believed would need to be solved as the development of artificial life progressed. The fourteenth and final problem posited by this panel was to “establish ethical principles for artificial life” in four main regards: “the sanctity of the biosphere, the sanctity of human life, the responsible treatment of newly generated life forms and the risks of exploitations of artificial life.”(Bedau 374)

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    Artificial Life or Natural Death? Euthanasia has been a hotly debated about topic for the past couple of decades, but has recently been thrust into the limelight by many controversial court and hospital decisions. Euthanasia is defined as the "mercy killing" of a person who is brain dead, terminally ill or otherwise at death's door. This usually, but not necessarily, affects people who are are separated from death only by machines. Whether you personally believe "mercy killing" is

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    Virtual Reality and Artificial life Rush, in New Media and Paul, in Digital Art, both discuss the use of advance technology in the art world, from creating works using artificial intelligence to creating a virtual reality for the audience to be immersed into. After reading about projects such as If, Then created by Kenneth Feingold in 2001 or Giver of Names by David Rokeby, 1991-today viewers are left to question what the line is between technology and art. Where does one aspect end and the other

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    Repeated images of Angela Bari living an imprisoned life in Voices by Dacia Maraini play an important role in book. The internal and external forces surrounding Angela Bari lead her to a life of confinement and domination. If Angela Bari had broken away from her confinement she may have prevented her untimely death by exposing the ill ways of her stepfather, Glauco Elia. Angela's secretiveness, self-doubt, and compliance with others lead her to victimization. It is not until her unfortunate murder

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    the ‘mysterious fears of our nature’. Mary Shelley mocks the idea of “playing God”, the idea that came from the Greek myth of Prometheus, of the Greek titan who stole Zeus’ gift of life. Both the story of Frankenstein and Prometheus reveal the dark side of human nature and the dangerous effects of creating artificial life. Frankenstein reveals the shocking reality of the consequences to prejudging someone. The creature’s first-person narration reveals to us his humanity, and his want to be accepted

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    The creatures understanding of the roles genders play in life is that of a person who has never fully experienced any real interactions with either gender. The majority of his knowledge about gender and the roles they play comes through observing the De Lacey family, consisting of an elderly father, a daughter Agatha, a son Felix, and his wife Safie. Through his observations and eavesdropping they have taught him that both male and female have a compassionate and admirable side, but his brief interactions

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    from other people. However, sometimes the parents are not there to oversee the upbringing of their child, or neglect to do so in a nurturing way. Children in these circumstances grow up in a different manner. They do not receive important lessons for life, and may not be kind towards their friends. The reaction of others towards these children will be less than favorable, but will be one of tolerance. Also, there are children that grow up under parents that are abusive, or not nurturing at all. These

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    Frankenstein

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    Frankenstein tried to discover "the cause of generation and life," and "became . . .capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter" (Shelley 68). Days and nights Victor was occupied with his experiment. He forgot about his family and could not see anything beyond his experiment. Victor said that he had "lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit" (70). He had "worked nearly two years for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body" (72). During these two years Victor

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