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Visions of the virtual : the role of computers and artificial intelligence in a selection of Australian young adult fiction

Braithwaite, Elizabeth 2005, Visions of the virtual : the role of computers and artificial intelligence in a selection of Australian young adult fiction, Post-script : the online journal for graduate research students, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 23-35.

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Title Visions of the virtual : the role of computers and artificial intelligence in a selection of Australian young adult fiction
Author(s) Braithwaite, Elizabeth
Journal name Post-script : the online journal for graduate research students
Volume number 6
Issue number 1
Start page 23
End page 35
Publisher Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne
Place of publication [Melbourne, Vic.]
Publication date 2005-09
ISSN 1444-383X
Summary Advances in computer technology over the last twenty years have resulted in a number of different visions of what it means to be real, and of what it means to be human. This paper will explore how computers and artificial intelligence are used as major themes in four Australian novels written for young adults: Gillian Rubinstein’s Space Demons trilogy — comprising Space Demons, Skymaze and Shinkei — and Michael Pryor’s The Mask of Caliban. In so doing, the paper will look at how these texts explore the relationship between increasingly developed technology and visions of a better world. By comparing a series of oppositions that occur in all four books, this paper will look at how the theme of technology is used to privilege particular values and to advocate particular beliefs.
Language eng
Field of Research 190402 Creative Writing (incl Playwriting)
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016446

Document type: Journal Article
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