The Soft Machine

Download or Read eBook The Soft Machine PDF written by William S. Burroughs and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2014-04-22 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Soft Machine

Book Synopsis The Soft Machine by : William S. Burroughs

With a dangerous blend of chemistry and magic, secret agent Lee has the ability to change bodies - his own, or with anyone he chooses. Also able to time travel, he finds himself forced to use his skills to defeat a team of priests, who are using mind control to produce their own private slave race. Dead soldiers, African street urchins, evil doctors, corrupt judges and monsters from the mythology of history and science all feature in Lee's terrifying adventure. A surreal space odyssey, The Soft Machine is the first book in Burrough's innovative 'cut-up' trilogy - followed by Nova Express and The Ticket That Exploded - and a ferocious assault on hype, poverty, war and addiction in all its forms.

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  • Publisher – Penguin UK
  • Total Pages – 144
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780141976051
  • ISBN-13 – 0141976055

The Soft Machine

Download or Read eBook The Soft Machine PDF written by David Porush and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-05-15 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Soft Machine

Book Synopsis The Soft Machine by : David Porush

The Soft Machine, originally published in 1985, represents a significant contribution to the study of contemporary literature in the larger cultural and scientific context. David Porush shows how the concepts of cybernetics and artificial intelligence that have sparked our present revolution in computer and information technology have also become the source for images and techniques in our most highly sophisticated literature, postmodern fiction by Barthelme, Barth, Pynchon, Beckett, Burroughs, Vonnegut and others. With considerable skill, Porush traces the growth of "the metaphor of the machine" as it evolves both technologically and in literature of the twentieth century. He describes the birth of cybernetics, gives one of the clearest accounts for a lay audience of its major concepts and shows the growth of philosophical resistance to the mechanical model for human intelligence and communication which cybernetics promotes, a model that had grown increasingly influential in the previous decade. The Soft Machine shows postmodern fiction synthesizing the inviting metaphors and concepts of cybernetics with the ideals of art, a synthesis that results in what Porush calls "cybernetic fiction" alive to the myths and images of a cybernetic age.

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  • Total Pages – 254
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781351129664
  • ISBN-13 – 135112966X

Liquid Metal Soft Machines

Download or Read eBook Liquid Metal Soft Machines PDF written by Jing Liu and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-09-19 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Liquid Metal Soft Machines

Book Synopsis Liquid Metal Soft Machines by : Jing Liu

This book discusses the core principles and practical applications of a brand new machine category: liquid-metal soft machines and motors. After a brief introduction on the conventional soft robot and its allied materials, it presents the new conceptual liquid-metal machine, which revolutionizes existing rigid robots, both large and small. It outlines the typical features of the soft liquid-metal materials and describes the various transformation capabilities, mergence of separate metal droplets, self-rotation and planar locomotion of liquid-metal objects under external or internal mechanism. Further, it introduces a series of unusual phenomena discovered while developing the shape changeable smart soft machine and interprets the related mechanisms regarding the effects of the shape, size, voltage, orientation and geometries of the external fields to control the liquid-metal transformers. Moreover, the book illustrates typical strategies to construct a group of different advanced functional liquid-metal soft machines, since such machines or robots are hard to fabricate using rigid-metal or conventional materials. With highly significant fundamental and practical findings, this book is intended for researchers interested in establishing a general method for making future smart soft machine and accompanying robots.

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  • Total Pages – 372
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  • ISBN-10 – 9789811327094
  • ISBN-13 – 9811327092

Word Cultures

Download or Read eBook Word Cultures PDF written by Robin Lydenberg and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1987 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Word Cultures

Book Synopsis Word Cultures by : Robin Lydenberg

In this pioneering study, Robin Lydenberg focuses upon the stylistic accomplishments of this controversial and experimental writer. In doing so, she skillfully demonstrates that the ideas we now recognize as characteristic of post-structuralism and deconstruction were being developed independently by Burroughs long ago.

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  • Publisher – University of Illinois Press
  • Total Pages – 232
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  • ISBN-10 – 0252014138
  • ISBN-13 – 9780252014130

The soft machine

Download or Read eBook The soft machine PDF written by William Seward Burroughs and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The soft machine

Book Synopsis The soft machine by : William Seward Burroughs

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  • Total Pages – 143
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  • ISBN-10 – OCLC:873146946
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