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dc.contributor.advisor Lawson, Dr. William
dc.contributor.advisor Kien, Dr. Grant
dc.creator Quiroz-Carter, Vanessa
dc.date 2018-06-05
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-27T19:25:06Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-27T19:25:06Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/204068
dc.description.abstract Depictions of Artificial Intelligence gynoids in science fiction film and television are problematic in that they portray over-sexualized, sexist, and stereotypical versions of femininity, and reinforce a binary of men as brain and woman as body. The first section of the text explains how frameworks from Chicana feminism, cyberfeminism, and futurist Alternative futures are applied to films Ex Machina and Blade Runner 2049, television series Westworld, student film The Future of Marriage, and Intel promotional materials. The Literature Review section explores the history behind computing, how technological spaces are viewed as masculine, and most users online are assumed male and white. Also explored are concepts of transcendence, singularity, and liminality. Through analysis of films, a show, and promotions, a feedback loop of patriarchal noise is uncovered. This work seeks to demonstrate possible correlations between science fiction depictions of the female and how these depictions impact the perpetuation of patriarchal domination to the subjugation and detriment to women and the feminine, and argues that sexism is amplified through technology, and technological spaces can be recoded to create a transformed society. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Science fiction films en_US
dc.subject Science fiction television programs en_US
dc.title She Could've Been a Grey Box : Depictions of Gender in Ex Machina en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.primaryAdvisor Brooks, Dr. Lonny
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Communication en_US


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