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killer robots

In 'Westworld,' Sex Worker Robots Now Hold All The Power

The show uses sex work as a proxy for wider themes of consent, trauma, exploitation, and empowerment.
Becky Ferreira
6.18.18
languages

How ‘Westworld’ Uses Multilingualism to Explore Prejudice

From Japanese to Lakota, the show's foreign language episodes spotlight themes of identity and memory.
Becky Ferreira
6.11.18
sampling errors

If Rich People Are the Variables in ‘Westworld,’ No Wonder the Experiment Sucks

Scientists have warned that disproportionate sampling of wealthy people impacts research results. Delos Incorporated didn’t get the memo.
Becky Ferreira
6.4.18
tech

The Best ‘Westworld’ Episode Yet Explored the Dark Side of Transhumanism

Seeking immortality can lead to fates worse than death.
Matthew Gault
5.14.18
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
robot

This DIY 'Westworld'-Inspired Robot Is Terrifying

Shitty robot expert Simone Giertz creates a host version of herself for the second season of 'Westworld.'
Wajeeh Maaz
4.20.18
tv

Watch the Trailer for 'Westworld' Season 2

War is coming to Westworld.
Matthew Gault
3.29.18
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

26 Years Before 'The Matrix,' There Was 'World on Wire'

German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s ‘World on a Wire’ was exploring simulations decades before ‘Westworld.’
Daniel Oberhaus
1.8.17
Podcasts

Is There Any Science in 'Westworld?'

Radio Motherboard discusses when we'll have have artificial intelligence on par with Westworld, talks about the state of AI research with a Facebook engineer, and an old friend returns to the show.
Jason Koebler
12.13.16
Sex

How Long Before We Can Build 'Westworld' Host Robots for Real?

Humanoid robots are increasingly lifelike but it'll be a while before they can hold conversations, bleed, and of course, fuck.
Lux Alptraum
11.2.16
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
Review

'Westworld' Is a Show About All the Jerks You Meet in Online Games

If you loved being ganked on 'World of Warcraft' PVP servers, you'll love HBO's new show.
Matthew Gault
10.15.16
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