1 School of Communication and Culture - English, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University2 School of Communication and Culture - English, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University
Figures from classical mythology which can be identified broadly as “technologists” are transformed and live on in later works of literature. Mythic characters like Daedalus, Hephaistos and Prometheus have survived through the years by a process of adaptation. Their significance either changes as they reappear in later works of fiction, as is the case with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or, the New Prometheus (1818), or their characteristics inform later technologist figures as part of the critical fictional strategies of authors like Herman Melville or Thomas Pynchon.
Critical Insights: Technology and Humanity, 2012, p. 112-127