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“UsThemThemUs” is a video comprised of statements extracted from sci-fi cinema in which characters attempt to articulate a boundary between humans and non-humans. These declarations of difference desperately seek to establish delineations between human and machine, and animal, yet often resort to nebulous-to-define traits such as emotion, belief, or soul. Rather than establishing clear definitions of what the human is or is not, these attempts reveal a slippery space of boundary determinations, as well as anxieties and pejorative associations entangled with notions of difference and otherness, particularly when ‘the other’ begins to become the same…

Rayburn Nicole