All this week I have been guest blogging at the Jewish Book Council as part of their Visiting Scribe series. Today’s entry is on golems in popular culture. From Rabbi Loew’s 16th century golem, to Frankenstein’s monster, to Hal 9000 and Skynet, to Elon Musk’s warning that artificial intelligence is “summoning the demon,” the golem myth is rife in modern culture. You can read today’s essay here.
My previous posts are:
Shortening the Way – How Frank Herbert’s Dune was influence by Eastern European Hasidic tales of rabbis who could travel vast distances in little time.
Surviving Leonard Nimoy’s Superhuman Salute – The Cohen Priestly Blessing and Star Trek.