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Welcome to the Dollhouse: Depictions of Sex, Technology & the Future of the Customized Self

Dollhouse is a science fiction television show created by Joss Whedon and produced in 2009. The story follows a series of “dolls," which are essentially indentured servants who have signed away their consciousness, personality and memory for five years in exchange for a large sum of money. These dolls, also called 'actives,' are temporarily implanted [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:39:05-05:00November 2nd, 2016|Essay 3, F16, John|0 Comments

De-familiarization in “The Semplica-Girl Diaries,” science fiction and literature

We have already examined the dystopian story, “Jon,” in our class. For this short essay, I will examine, “The Semplica-Girl Diaries,” set in a dystopia that closely resembles own world. In this setting, the wealthy rent humans who are paid to serve as lawn decorations through the painless “Semplica” procedure, in which a wire is [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:39:07-05:00October 5th, 2016|Essay 2, F16, John|0 Comments

What is Science Fiction?

Science fiction is a form of fiction in which the plot is tied to an extrapolation of our current ideas of science or technology. To be considered science fiction, the science or technology present does not need a real basis in the science of now, but should live in the realm of the distantly possible. [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:40:44-05:00September 14th, 2016|F16, John, What is SF|0 Comments
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