Tag Archives: Despina Kakoudaki


In 2017, I published an article on the 2011 Steven Soderbergh film Contagion in a collection of essays titled Melodrama Unbound. The director and actors of Contagion describe this project as “ultra-realistic,” and proudly tout the consultations with scientists working on SARS, the West Nile virus, and smallpox as evidence of their commitment to facts. […]

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At the Kojo Nnamdi Show

I was invited to The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC, and was interviewed by guest host Todd Kliman. We talked about my book, Anatomy of a Robot, which he had read so carefully, and about the perennial appeal of robots and other artificial people! It was a great conversation, and wonderful experience […]

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My book is here! Anatomy of a Robot!

My new book, Anatomy of a Robot: Literature, Cinema and the Cultural Work or Artificial People has just come out from Rutgers University Press. It is so exciting to see this project come to fruition and the book looks beautiful. Here is some more information about this project. Description Why do we find artificial people […]

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