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The Resource From literature to biterature : Lem, Turing, Darwin, and explorations in computer literature, philosophy of mind, and cultural evolution, Peter Swirski

From literature to biterature : Lem, Turing, Darwin, and explorations in computer literature, philosophy of mind, and cultural evolution, Peter Swirski

Label
From literature to biterature : Lem, Turing, Darwin, and explorations in computer literature, philosophy of mind, and cultural evolution
Title
From literature to biterature
Title remainder
Lem, Turing, Darwin, and explorations in computer literature, philosophy of mind, and cultural evolution
Statement of responsibility
Peter Swirski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
STF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swirski, Peter
Dewey number
303.48/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QA76.9.C66
LC item number
S95 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computers and civilization
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Social evolution
  • Literature
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Language and languages
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computers and civilization
  • Language and languages
  • Literature
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Social evolution
Summary expansion
From Literature to Biterature is based on the premise that in the foreseeable future computers will become capable of creating works of literature. Among hundreds of other questions, it considers: Under which conditions would machines become capable of creative writing? Given that computer evolution will exceed the pace of natural evolution a million-fold, what will such a state of affairs entail in terms of art, culture, social life, and even nonhuman rights? Drawing a map of impending literary, cultural, social, and technological revolutions, Peter Swirski boldly assumes that computers will leap from mere syntax-driven processing to semantically rich understanding. He argues that acknowledging biterature as a species of literature will involve adopting the same range of attitudes to computer authors (computhors) as to human ones and that it will be necessary to approach them as agents with internal states and creative intentions. Ranging from the metafiction of Stanislaw Lem to the "Turing test" (familiar to scientists working in Artificial Intelligence and the philosophers of mind) to the evolutionary trends of culture and machines, Swirski's scenarios lay the groundwork for a new area of study on the cusp of literary futurology, evolutionary cognition, and philosophy of the future
Label
From literature to biterature : Lem, Turing, Darwin, and explorations in computer literature, philosophy of mind, and cultural evolution, Peter Swirski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lemmata -- Part One. Biterature -- Computhors -- Bibliosophy -- Transhumana
  • Part Two. TT -- QED -- ToM -- Y2K+
  • Part Three. How to make war and assassinate people -- Biologic, or the Philosophy of error -- Mind your business
Control code
1037901456
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773542952
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780773542952
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037901456
Label
From literature to biterature : Lem, Turing, Darwin, and explorations in computer literature, philosophy of mind, and cultural evolution, Peter Swirski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lemmata -- Part One. Biterature -- Computhors -- Bibliosophy -- Transhumana
  • Part Two. TT -- QED -- ToM -- Y2K+
  • Part Three. How to make war and assassinate people -- Biologic, or the Philosophy of error -- Mind your business
Control code
1037901456
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773542952
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780773542952
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037901456

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