JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

Robert Alpert

After retiring several years ago as an attorney practicing in the area of intellectual property law, Robert Alpert now teaches movies and media, with a focus on cultural myths, AI and the digital medium, at Fordham University and Hunter College in NYC. 

He dedicates this essay to Rose, his 1 1/2 year old granddaughter, as well as to Lucy and Ben, his newest born grandchildren.