- Saturday, September 23, 2017 3:00 p.m.
PhD candidate Cole Stratton is scheduled to introduce the film.
Westworld is a 1973 science-fiction thriller written and directed by acclaimed novelist Michael Crichton. Set in futuristic 1983, it follows Peter Martin (Richard Benjamin) and John Blane (James Brolin) as they visit Delos—an adult amusement park populated by androids. But when the system begins to malfunction, their vacation becomes a deadly nightmare. A critical success nominated for several awards, the film wrestles with themes of violence, technology, and corporate greed. Contains mature content, including violence and suggested sex. (HD Presentation)Cole Stratton is a PhD student in the Media School. He studies the history, politics, economics, and culture of new media technology. He is particularly interested in the way relations of power within society are mediated by the smartphone. His introductory remarks will touch upon recent developments in artificial intelligence.