My Brno – Don Sparling - Radio Prague
Radio PragueMy Brno – Don SparlingRadio PragueKarel Capek was here as a young boy. “Also a lot of people to do with Czech culture, like Ondřej Sekora. I don't know if you know Ferda Mravenec, Ferda the Ant, the favourite kids book? He attended here. “Jaroslav Stránský, he was the founder of the ...
Posted on 27 October 2017 | 5:00 pm
In Other Words column: Look ahead to the
In Other Words column: Look ahead to the pastRichmond NewsAdmittedly, Leonardo wouldn't have understood the concept of robot (although he did design automata), a word originating in the 1920 play, “R.U.R.,” by the Czech Karel Capek (1890-1938). In the 1923 English translation, Capek's “robotnik” (forced ...
Posted on 25 October 2017 | 12:59 pm
Robotics, science fiction and the search for
The Conversation UKRobotics, science fiction and the search for the perfect artificial womanThe Conversation UKThe idea of the machine-woman first acquired a particular force in the 1920s and 30s, which saw a proliferation of cultural images of robots, from the invention of the term by the Czech writer Karel Čapek in 1921 to the iconic female android in Fritz ...and more »
Posted on 24 October 2017 | 6:58 am
News From Elsewhere - BBC News
BBC NewsNews From ElsewhereBBC News"Where else should the robot be, than in the city district so associated with Karel Capek, the author of the term?" she asked. Ms Cernochova is referring to the Czech author who first coined the word "robot" in 1920 in his play Rossum's Universal Robots.and more »
Posted on 24 October 2017 | 6:17 am
Blade Runner 2049 is Required Viewing for
The WireBlade Runner 2049 is Required Viewing for India's Foreign Policy PlannersThe WireThe term was introduced by Czech playwright Karel Capek in his 1920 play, Rossum's Universal Robots. The lesson for India's policy planners from Blade Runner 2049 is not that technology will fuel a man-machine struggle for power, but that humans need ...and more »
Posted on 19 October 2017 | 10:01 pm
Unnerving consideration of artificial
Shrewdly imagined and persuasively made, "Ex Machina" is a spooky piece of speculative fiction that's completely plausible, capable of both thinking big thoughts and providing pulp thrills. But even saying that doesn't do this quietly unnerving film full justice.
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 5:34 pm
The worrying rise of robots
He called it Murdering Machine. Just a year later, in 1921, Czech playwright Karel Capek would write his prescient drama Rossum's Universal Robots. This was the first time the word robot had been used to describe a phenomenon that was exercising the minds ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 3:03 am
Rampaging robots make for great read
In the early 1920s, Karel Capek wrote R.U.R. or Rossum’s Universal Robots about robots that did just that and writers have never looked back. All but two of the stories are written from a person’s point of view. There’s a doctor working in a hospital ...
Posted on 8 August 2015 | 11:39 pm
Unique photographs found in Čapek's villa
Prague, June 16 (CTK) - Unique photographs of Czech writer Karel Capek (1890-1938) by various authors, including unknown pictures from his public and private life, have been found in his villa in Prague-Vinohrady, Alice Nussbergerova, from the Prague 10 ...
Posted on 16 June 2015 | 2:48 pm
A robot revolution in the Sean O’Sullivan
The Dramatic Arts Department at Brock University is presenting their rendition of Karel Capek’s play Rossum’s Universal Robots from Feb. 12-14 Sci-fi and theatre fans alike will come together when the Department of Dramatic Arts presents an adaptation ...
Posted on 9 February 2015 | 4:00 pm
Friendly Robots: The Future Of Advanced
When the Czech writer Karel Capek started working on his science fiction play ... workers to use their minds for more interesting work,” Lawton says. "Advanced manufacturing is an important area of focus for GE, both as an investor and a manufacturer ...
Posted on 13 January 2015 | 2:23 am