Posts Tagged: ex machina

The Rumpus Review of The Light Between Oceans

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I wanted so badly to invest in the characters, to cry and feel their pain, but I felt detached. ...more

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, the topic of artificial intelligence is the focus of drama in the Saturday Review of Ex Machina. Joe Sacksteder describes the “murky moral terrain” of the film, which follows an unwitting participant in a modern-day mad scientist’s experimentations.

Then, in the Sunday Essay, Thea Goodman shares a difficult story of harassment from her teenage years.

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Invstigations into Voice: Robert Lepage’s Lipsynch

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A woman who can’t speak leans her bandaged head towards a microphone and hums.

After recording a live loop, she plays it back and hums again–this time a little differently. She does this again and again, layering sound over sound, until she has composed something that lies between Gregorian chant and Icelandic post-rock.

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