Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

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On Monday 2/5/2024 I tuned into Ds106 radio at 8pm Est where I listened to “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.” Those of us listening joined the Ds106 Discord group so we could share our thoughts on what we heard through the show. This was a really cool experience and I really enjoyed talking with the community in the Discord chat and discussing what was unique and interesting about the story. Since this was a story solely based on audio there were lots of extra sound effects that really made you feel like you were experiencing the story as it was happening. The story is set in a post-apocalyptical world where the Earth has been devastated by nuclear war. Many of the humans from earth moved to other planets and they created androids to help serve humans to perform tasks of labor. The main character Rick Deckard is an android bounty hunter who has been tasked with destroying the rogue androids who hide amongst the humans. The androids were made to look indistinguishable from humans so it is pretty hard to tell the difference between robot and flesh. Rick tests the suspected androids by performing psychological tests on them to see if they show any human emotions. Rick explores themes of identity, morality, and the consequences of technological advancements while dealing with his own and others internal struggles. In the Discord group chat we discussed what some of the sounds remined us of and funny references to other films or books. We talked about the use of sound used as imagery and how it is used to show us specifically what is happening within the dialogue. The story can be listened to below.

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