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Thierry Bardini

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816667505

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816667505.001.0001

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De-Coda

De-Coda

Chapter:
(p.207) De-Coda
Source:
Junkware
Author(s):

Thierry Bardini

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816667505.003.0009

This chapter talks about false promises of the molecular revolution, the persistence of junk, and the victory of stasis over entropy. It reviews the cinematographic presence of junk in cyberfictions, such as Alfred Elton van Vogt’s Voyage of the Space Beagle, Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and Ridley Scott’s movies Alien and Blade Runner. The chapter concludes with an analysis of the molecular and molar junk in the form of a “vanishing sequence”.

Keywords:   molecular revolution, junk, cyberfictions, Alfred Elton van Vogt, Voyage of the Space Beagle, Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Ridley Scott, vanishing sequence

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