Rozhovor Britských listů 356. Karel Čapek byl věštec [Britské listy Interview 356. Karel Čapek was a prophet]

Culik, J. and Solic, M. (2021) Rozhovor Britských listů 356. Karel Čapek byl věštec [Britské listy Interview 356. Karel Čapek was a prophet]. [Audio]

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Abstract

English subtitles A hundred years ago, on 25th January 1921, the premiere of Czech writer Karel Čapek's modernist, expressionist play Rossum's Universal Robots, R.U.R. took place in Prague. In connection with this centenary, BBC Radio Three has just broadcast a 45 minute documentary about this drama which has given the world the expression "robot". Are robotics and artificial intelligence, a hundred years after the premiere of Čapek's R.U.R., a threat to mankind? And did Čapek anticipate this? In this Britské listy Interview, Jan Čulík discusses Karel Čapek's remarkable ability to see into the future and his contribution to European avantgarde with Mirna Šolić, a Glasgow University expert in Czech literature and the author of a new monograph on Čapek's travel writing. The key words of this interview are pandemic, populism, robotics, artificial intelligence, modernism, expressionism, dictatorship, racism, revolution. The interview is broadcast by the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from Friday 22nd January 2021.

Item Type:Audio
Keywords:Czech literature, sci-fi, robot, robotics, Karel Čapek, Karel Capek, R.U.R., Rossum's Universal Robots, Jan Čulík, Jan Culik, Mirna Šolić, Mirna Solic, modernism, expressionism.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Culik, J., and Solic, M.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Publisher:Britské listy
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