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Teknolust Observations

Franklin20's picture

 Here are three critical observations that Marina, Apo, Kathryn and I made:

1. Ruby ends up with Sandy, whose job is to make copies but he makes them intentionally imperfect

2. There were both virtual and physical viruses.  Before Ruby slept with the men that she slept with, their computers would crash which was a contraction of a virtual virus which was later echoed by the manifestation of the barcode rash and impotence which was a physical virus.

3. Discussion of Patenting Life.  The professor urged Rosetta to patent her clone theory and Rosetta responds with "How do you patent life?"

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MissArcher2's picture

Sandy's job

 I hadn't picked up on the fact that Ruby ended up with someone who made intentionally imperfect copies for a living, but I think that gives me a deeper appreciation for this movie. The sex themes were a little overwhelming for me, overall. I'm sorry that I missed class that day because it seems like there was a lot more to this movie than I felt when I watched it, but reading the class postings on observations and interpretations has given me new appreciation!

Apocalipsis's picture

this also remind me of

this also remind me of Symbolic interactionism> how we learn and cultural reflections of what it means to be human (the struggle for individuality but copying the model of human behavior) and a cyborg (purpose and adapting) and the intra-actions between both.

 

Apocalipsis's picture

Observation Interpretations

1. Ruby ends up with Sandy, whose job is to make copies but he makes them intentionally imperfect
3. Discussion of Patenting Life.  The professor urged Rosetta to patent her clone theory and Rosetta responds with "How do you patent life?"
The first and third observations seem to represent the struggle for individuality, and the movie seems to advocate for individuality through the distinct personalities of clones, when they were intended to be copies, the role of Sandy in making copies; trying to make each different, and then asking Ruby if he could conduct her... All of these observations throughout the movie lead to confusion among us as audience members in distinguishing the nature of their cyborg being physical or virtual because interaction occurs through the usage of the microwave and tv screens vs. Rosetta visiting them in the actual house.
 
2. There were both virtual and physical viruses.  Before Ruby slept with the men that she slept with, their computers would crash which was a contraction of a virtual virus which was later echoed by the manifestation of the barcode rash and impotence which was a physical virus.
The second observation points out what it means to be human and how that is modeled and manifested virtually.

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