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Tears in Rain: 'Blade Runner' and Philip K. Dick's Legacy in Film

Blade Runner, and the work of Philip K. Dick, continues to find its way into our cinemas and minds. How did the visions of a paranoid loner become the most relevant science fiction of our time?

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We Can Rebuild Him: David Dufty's Exploration into Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection

Dufty could take most tech writers to school with his lucid prose that maintains an even tone while reducing hopelessly intricate subjects to their core concepts.

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Moral Conundrum Across the Ages: 'Philip K Dick and Philosophy: Do Androids Have Kindred Spirits?'

The critique of transcription, adaptation, and commercialism in Philip K Dick's work is set beside that of technologies, morality and society. Rather like Blade Runner.

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Days Till Retirement: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep #23

There's a cognitive dissonance between Parker's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Ridley Scott's BladeRunner, because Parker's adaptation is a direct adaptation of each word in Dick's original text.

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Paranoid Android: Is Music the Opiate of the iPod-Owning Masses?

Wherein our curmudgeonly record shop owner realizes that his store with its bins full of vinyl was his own personal iPod long before the iPod was ever invented.

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Future Imperfect by Jason Vest

Dickian, like Kafkaesque, is shorthand for events that share the mood of the author’s oeuvre. In Dick’s case: paranoia, fried existentialism, and way-down-the-rabbit-hole reality shifts.

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The Stories Industrial Designs Tell

The Dyson Airblade is launched in Sydney and the wild new world 21st century design writers must come to grips with.


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