Robots in American Popular Culture
Images for Chapters in Part Two
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Robots are part of the visual arts, each concept typical of the time and place. It was not possible to add the hundreds of images I referenced in my book. This site makes up for that lack, with two centuries of robots of robots easily squeezed in.

Each image is keyed to a chapter and its page number. This page contains the Introduction and the six chapters of Part Two. Chapter 16 has been split into two sections, one containing just music videos.

Click here for Part One and its chapters.

 

Scroll horizontally through the slideshow to work through an individual chapter; scroll vertically down to page to find each of the sixteen chapters and the introductions, or click on the Chapter icons below.

PART TWO INTRODUCTION

The Robot Post-Computer

1953-04-03 Collier's John Lear, Can a Me

Page 157

Collier's, April 3, 1953

John Lear, Can a Mechanical Brain Replace You?

 

CHAPTER 11

Robots as Camp

Elektro as THINKO, Sex Kittens Go to Col

Page 159

Elektro as THINKO, Sex Kittens Go to College, 1960

 
CHAPTER 12

Robots and Kids

SPACE PATROL MAGIC SPACE PICTURES Robot.

Page 172

Space Patrol Magic Space Picture

Robot Man!

 
CHAPTER 13

Robots as Androids

Page 193-4

My Living Doll (1964)

 
CHAPTER 14

Robots as Sexbots

Jean-Baptiste_Regnault,_Pygmalion_priant

Page 208

Jean-Baptiste Regnault, Pygmalion priant Vénus d'animer sa statue

 
CHAPTER 15

Robots As Enemies

Milton Lessor, Slaves to the Metal Horde

Page 220

Milton Lessor, "Slaves to the Metal Horde"

Imagination, June 1954, cover art by Malcolm Smith

 
CHAPTER 16a

Robots, Robots Everywhere

Music Videos

Page 229

"Robot Man" by Connie Francis, (UK single, 1960)

 
CHAPTER 16b

Robots, Robots Everywhere

Other

 
Sue Fleiss and Bob Staake, Robots, Robot

Page 229

Sue Fleiss and Bob Staake, Robots, Robots Everywhere (2013