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Khrenov Nikolai Andreevich,
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
the Gerasimov Russian State
University of Cinematography



Abstract. The article attempts to identify the archetypal image of the robot, which in the XXI century is no longer perceived as a desired image only, but as a reality. The main task of the article is to find a precedent in the history. The purpose of this precedent is to destroy the habitual identity of a person, which is asserted in history, starting with cultural Genesis, and to experiment with new forms of identity. In the era of scientific and technological progress, as well as the formation and establishment of democratic societies, such experiments are not only desirable, but also inevitable. Technology allows us to do this, although it is obvious that along with the desire to experiment with identity, there is also a fear of its possible consequences. In fact, long before the robot appeared, this process unfolded in the history of the functioning and reception of the puppet, as evidenced by the appearance of such images as the Golem or Frankenstein. Setting out the history of the puppet against the background of a changing identity, the author proves that the appearance of the robot indicates a new situation that has arisen in the relations between culture and civilization. In these relations, culture does not always play and probably will play a determining role, which creates a problem.

Keyword. Puppet, archetype, myth, identity, culture, civilization, virtual reality, anthropological crisis, Posthuman, Hephaestus, Vocanson, Saltykov-Shchedrin, Gozzi, Hoffman, Lametri, Meyerhold, Craig, sacred, modern, romanticism, symbolism, Golem, Frankenstein, ostranenie, man-machine, organ projection

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