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The Dulcimer-Playing Android; or, Furniture-Making in the Rhineland

Adelheid Voskuhl

in Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226034027
eISBN:
9780226034331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226034331.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter takes the journey down the Rhine to the furniture manufacture of Abraham and David Roentgen in Neuwied, about seventy miles south of Cologne. David Roentgen became the most distinguished ... More


Motions and Passions: Music-Playing Women Automata and the Culture of Affect in Late Eighteenth-Century Germany

Adelheid Voskuhl

in Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720807
eISBN:
9780226720838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720838.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter, which deals with the relations between physical and emotional dynamics, also explores the cultural and social resonances of female musician-automata. It specifically examines the ... More


Introduction: Androids, Enlightenment, and the Human-Machine Boundary

Adelheid Voskuhl

in Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226034027
eISBN:
9780226034331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226034331.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to discuss two android automata that were made in the Enlightenment, both of which represent women playing a keyboard-type instrument. ... More


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