Prometheus’ toolbox | Curio

Prometheus’ toolbox

27 mins | Apr 16, 2021

What can we learn from ancient tales of technology? From Greek mythology to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Adrienne Mayor examines the historical examples of artificial life in ancient texts. In this fascinating reflection, she considers how these tales have set the blueprint for many narratives in modern science fiction, making us wonder what will happen in the next iteration of the limitless genre.

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From Lapham's Quarterly