Ex Machina

Fembots

Westworld’s Female Hosts Signal a Shift In Our Fear of Robots

Clever fembots are becoming a more popular scare tactic than indestructible Terminators.
Becky Ferreira
4.24.18
welcome to area x

Our First Look at Psychedelic Sci-Fi Thriller, ‘Annihilation’

Is that a glimpse of the Crawler?
Sarah Emerson
9.27.17
Celluloid Dreams

The Bioethics Film Festival Wants Scientists to Heed the Warnings of Science-Fiction

The Penn Bioethics Film fest is trying to start a public dialog about the real scientific issues that appear in films such as 'Ex Machina,' and 'Her.'
Cait Molden
4.19.17
tv

Why Humanoid Robots Are Invading Our Movies and TV

Between 'Westworld', 'Humans' and last year's 'Ex Machina', the influx of androids is undeniable. But it's not them we fear—it's something about us.
Tom Duggins
11.1.16
Culture

​The 11 Sci-Fi Films That Defined 2015

The best films about the future this year.
Brian Merchant
12.30.15
jacked in

When Computers Insist They’re Alive

The idea that only humans can have consciousness is anthropomorphic prejudice.
Zoltan Istvan
6.9.15
Radio Motherboard

What Can 'Mad Max,' 'Tomorrowland,' and 'Ex Machina' Tell Us About Society?

Radio Motherboard watches three of the biggest science fiction movies of the summer back-to-back-to-back to figure out how they all connect.
Jason Koebler
6.5.15
Film

The New Primary Colors of Science Fiction

Tomorrowland, Mad Max, Ex Machina, and Hollywood's obsession with one dimensional futures.
Brian Merchant
6.4.15
movies

What's the Most 'Cinematic' Programming Language?

Nominees for the Academy Awards of on-screen code.
Michael Byrne
5.17.15
Culture

‘Ex Machina’ Director Alex Garland: Humans Are Scarier than AI

The acclaimed screenwriter of ‘28 Days Later’ turns his eye to the future.
Carl Franzen
4.6.15
Culture

‘Ex Machina’ Review: Boys and Their Toys

In the film, a genius scientist asks a young programmer to help him test whether his fembot invention is really conscious.
Carl Franzen
4.6.15