[Milton-L] The Talos Principle

Matthew Jordan matthewjorda at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 10:34:22 EST 2015


Doesn't Spenser's Talus derive thence? I've always thought of HIM as a
remote drone...

On 29 January 2015 at 15:27, Harold Skulsky <hskulsky at smith.edu> wrote:

> As Apollonius Rhodius makes abundantly clear, Talos is a lot scarier than
> the quote lets on.
>
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:56 PM, Hugh Richmond <hmr at berkeley.edu> wrote:
>
>>  Miltonists may be interested in the following NYT report. More detail
>> is found in the Blog at http://miltonrevealed.berkeley.edu/
>>
>> The Talos Principle (consolidated from NY Times Arts, 1/28/15: “Enticing
>> All to See the Bigger Picture,” by Chris Suellentrop)
>>
>>
>>
>> “The Talos Principle was released in December 2014 by Croteam for
>> Windows, Mac and Linux PCs. It prompts meditation on the meaning of life by
>> quotations from Milton, Blake, Kant and Chesterton, among others, and
>> expects you to piece them together to find why any of them matter. It
>> begins with an amnesiac who awakens in a new world and attempts to make
>> sense of it, including a disembodied voice telling you he is Elohim, the
>> name given to God in the Hebrew Bible. There are references to a temple, a
>> garden, a covenant, and promises of eternal life. The Talos Principle is
>> about reading texts concealed behind gates of escalating complexity. The
>> player can read these texts: poetry, philosophy, internet chats, etc.,
>> which are engaging and thought-provoking. Even more rewarding is a player’s
>> encounter with the Milton Library Assistant, the game’s rough equivalent to
>> Eden’s serpent. Elohim forbids the player from climbing a tower that
>> contains knowledge of the world beyond. The Assistant inside the terminal
>> urges the player to ascend anyway. Like Satan in “Paradise Lost” the Milton
>> Assistant is a more fascinating creature than the remote and inscrutable
>> Elohim. This game is interested in the nature of artificial intelligence
>> and asks that the player be proven to be a conscious being. In Greek
>> mythology Talos was a giant made of bronze.”
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Milton-L mailing list
>> Milton-L at lists.richmond.edu
>> Manage your list membership and access list archives at
>> http://lists.richmond.edu/mailman/listinfo/milton-l
>>
>> Milton-L web site: http://johnmilton.org/
>>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Milton-L mailing list
> Milton-L at lists.richmond.edu
> Manage your list membership and access list archives at
> http://lists.richmond.edu/mailman/listinfo/milton-l
>
> Milton-L web site: http://johnmilton.org/
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.richmond.edu/pipermail/milton-l/attachments/20150129/d58bb6aa/attachment.html>


More information about the Milton-L mailing list