Are you tired of biopolitics yet? Then you probably shouldn’t be watching Orphan Black.
We’re taking a closer look at seasons one and two of Orphan Black, a BBC America show following a bunch of clones masterfully played by Tatiana Maslany.
We’re back with episode 42, discussing AI, specifically of the female or female-coded variety. Topics include the films Her and Ex Machina, and the comic Alex + Ada by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn, how those stories are in conversation with one another, what gender has to do with robots, and whether artificial intelligence is even that great of an idea, anyway. Special thanks to our friend Stephani for the donuts. Oh, and her intelligent conversation.