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Posted on 1 February 2018 | 12:58 am
Na ptáky jsme krátký. Na Zemana
Zprávy TiscaliNa ptáky jsme krátký. Na Zemana dosáhnemeZprávy TiscaliPolitické zvíře Zeman vypadá bezbranně. Sotva se udrží na nohou a nedokáže si poradit ani s křehkou sextremistkou. Přesto je dosud schopné pronásledovat svou kořist (své protivníky) a jít za svým cílem (za prezidentstvím a politickým vlivem). Jeho ...
Posted on 31 January 2018 | 12:52 pm
Projekt Čapek mapuje život sourozenců
Místní kulturaProjekt Čapek mapuje život sourozenců Čapkových v Královéhradeckém krajiMístní kulturaNavštívit budou moci rodiště sourozenců (Hronov, Malé Svatoňovice), místo, kde strávili dětství (Úpice a Žernov), studovali (Hradec Králové, Vrchlabí, Žacléř) a také Špindlerův Mlýn, kam odcestoval Karel Čapek s budoucí manželkou Olgou Scheinpflugovou ...
Posted on 31 January 2018 | 3:15 am
Knight: In an AI world, we might learn from
Peoria Journal StarKnight: In an AI world, we might learn from robot moviesPeoria Journal StarFrom “Metropolis,” the Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz” and “Star Wars,” to TV's “Twilight Zone,” the remade “Westworld” and “Almost Human,” Hollywood has a tradition of mechanical creatures that long to be human – to assist or oppose, control or mimic ...and more »
Posted on 30 January 2018 | 7:47 am
'Insects': Rotterdam Review - Screen
Screen International'Insects': Rotterdam ReviewScreen InternationalIn what he describes as a 'foreword' to this film, director Jan Svankmajer — talking straight to camera and fluffing his lines repeatedly — admits that he doesn't actually know what this, apparently his final picture, is about. Insects, which was ...
Posted on 28 January 2018 | 3:27 am
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