Memory and Straw

Memory and Straw A face is nothing without its history Gavin and Emma live in Manhattan She s a musician He works in Artificial Intelligence He s good at his job Scarily good He s researching human features to make re

  • Title: Memory and Straw
  • Author: Angus Peter Campbell
  • ISBN: 9781912147083
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A face is nothing without its history Gavin and Emma live in Manhattan She s a musician He works in Artificial Intelligence He s good at his job Scarily good He s researching human features to make realistic mask bots non human carers for elderly people When his enquiry turns personal he s forced to ask whether his own life is an artificial mask.Delving into faA face is nothing without its history Gavin and Emma live in Manhattan She s a musician He works in Artificial Intelligence He s good at his job Scarily good He s researching human features to make realistic mask bots non human carers for elderly people When his enquiry turns personal he s forced to ask whether his own life is an artificial mask.Delving into family stories and his roots in the Highlands of Scotland, he embarks on a quest to discover his own true face, uniquely sprung from all the faces that had been He moves to England to look after his Grampa Travels Reads old documents Visits ruins Borrows, plagiarises and invents But when Emma tells him his proper work is to make a story out of glass and steel, not memory and straw, which path will he choose What s the best story he can give her A novel about the struggle for freedom and personal identity what it means to be human It fuses the glass and steel of our increasingly controlled algorithmic world with the memory and straw of our forebears world controlled by traditions and taboos, the seasons and the elements.

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    1. One set of reviews is headed bocks you should read twice. Well it took me quite a while to get into this book but once I was in I found it quite compulsive . Then having finished I had to start again to put it all together.Any of you who watched the TV series "Humans" may have been intrigued by the idea of realistic automatons but a little disappointed with the actual series . The automatons were life like but strangely "cold" as they were without expressionThis story deals with the issue of aut [...]

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