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Not Random, Not Deliberate – Something In-Between: Posthumanist Themes in Ex Machina

(Original title: Ani úmysel, ani náhoda – skôr niečo medzi tým: posthumanistické témy vo filme ex machina)
Filozofia, 2020, vol. 75, No 2, pp. 148-157.
Language: Slovak
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This article presents a posthumanist analysis of Alex Garland’s 2014 movie Ex Machina with a specific focus on how the story, plot and style present posthumanist themes. The central issues discussed herein include the narrative and visual representation of the social and ethical questions related to the process of creating artificial intelligence with a humanoid appearance. The article discusses theses of posthumanism and posthumanization in the philosophical and aesthetic approach of the movie creators.


Artificial intelligence, Ex Machina, Jackson Pollock, Posthumanism, Posthumanization, Turing test