Silicon Valley Cinema

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Abstract

Silicon Valley corporations now dominate our daily lives to the extent that many of us now question their ability to determine the direction of human life in the twenty-first century. The 2010s saw Hollywood filmmakers engaging in this very debate. Through a sequence of films ranging from biopics of key Silicon Valley leaders to science fiction action films and whimsical workplace comedies, Hollywood films probed Silicon Valley’s impact on our past, present, and future. Silicon Valley Cinema analyses these films, arguing that they seek to encourage scepticism about our Silicon Valley overlords and have us step back from our immersion in Silicon Valley’s world. Doing so, they suggest, might make our working lives more pleasurable, our world a better place, and might even help us avoid a war with genetically enhanced apes or avert a robot-led apocalypse.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages216
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781399505840, 9781399505857
ISBN (Print)9781399505826
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2023

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