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Master Thesis

Le robot humanoïde de cinéma : du trouble à la renaissance

Abstract : Source of fascination and distrust, the humanoid robot, machine endowed with an artificial intelligence and created on the human model, concretizes ancestral dreams, with the ambition to equal or even exceed its model and creator. And while it becomes a reality, being an integral part of our daily lives and taking different forms, the birth of the robot is closely linked to that of the cinema, which seizes very early the figure : how then to characterize the link which unites the two, and what are the specificities of the art and cinematographic medium in its representations ?
In order to understand what underlies the representation of the robot in cinema, its specificities, its stakes, and what it says today about the biological, political and social human, this work proposes to return to the golden age of the humanoid robot in cinema located in the late twentieth century in order to analyze its metamorphoses in the digital age. The humanoid robot sends its image back to man, and becomes in the cinema a revealing reflection of the tensions and crises that the Western society is experiencing and the status of the cinematographic image that becomes a reflection of the ambivalent relationship that we have with our creation and our own image. At the crossroads of different approaches, this dissertation attempts to describe and decipher the confusion and turmoil inherent in the representation of the humanoid robot, its avatars and its interactions with humans, and the upheaval linked to the arrival of digital technologies and big data.
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Lisa d'Andrea. Le robot humanoïde de cinéma : du trouble à la renaissance. Art et histoire de l'art. 2021. ⟨dumas-03368124⟩



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