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The Computer’s Voice, From Star Trek to Siri

Author
Liz W. Faber
Publisher / Label
University of Minnesota Press
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2022
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
256
ISBN
978-1517909765

Index

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
The Talking Computer Paradox: (Dis)Embodied
Gender and the Acousmêtre 1
1 AMNIOTIC SPACE
Textual Origins of the Acousmatic Computer 25
2 REPRODUCING THE MOTHER SHIP
Doubling, Parody, and the Maternal Figure in Space 57
3 PROGRAMMING PATRIARCHS
New Hollywood and the Start of the Digital Age 83
4 SIBLING RIVALRY
The Post-IBM Turn 117
5 GOOD SECRETARIES AND BAD HOUSEWIVES
Femininity in the Digital Age 137
6 BEHIND THE SCREENS
Siri and the Acousmêtre 159
Acknowledgments 183
Notes 185
Index 211