Peter Wilkins reports from Day 1 of The Third International Conference on Comics Conference: Comics Rock, Bournemouth University, UK; Thursday 28 June 2012. Includes notes by Damon Herd (University of Dundee).
Peter Wilkins offers an analysis of robots’ desire for aesthetic experience as a critique of instrumental reason in Naoki Urasawa’s Pluto, a reworking of the classic “Greatest Robot on Earth” story by Osamu Tezuka.
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