University of Wisconsin–Madison

GWS Affiliate Leslie Bow examines the implications of high-tech robots embodying female Asian features

Leslie Bow

Leslie Bow clicks through movie and television clips on her computer: scenes from recent sci-fi thrillers, including Cloud Atlas, Ex Machina, Battlestar Galactica and the hit British miniseries Humans. Each features a synthetic human — benevolent or sinister, depending on the plotline — designed to look like a young, attractive Asian woman. Then Bow, a professor of English and Asian American studies, opens a video.

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