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The Immutable Data of Interactive Television

The televised anthology Black Mirror speculates how new technologies will affect the near future. While some of its episodes play with periods and genres, the series commonly projects dystopian societies and relationships caused by humans' growing reliance on computers. Created by Charlie Booker, the show originated on Britain's Channel 4, but in 2015, internet and [...]

By |2021-03-30T17:15:05-05:00March 30th, 2021|Connor, Essay 3|0 Comments

Interactive, Television Version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Description of the original text and its socio-cultural and historical contexts. A cult hit, Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a comedic, science fiction series that follows a ragtag group surviving improbable realities across space. Initially released as a radio broadcast in 1978, the story and its sequels have since been published [...]

By |2021-03-16T20:01:30-05:00March 16th, 2021|Connor, Proposal|0 Comments

Contexualizing the Distopia of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 presents a dystopia in which literature, reading, and writing are forbidden. Its protagonist, Guy Montag, works as a fireman, whose primary responsibility is to burn books, the culture’s most objectionable materials. Formulated through the willed and technological transformations described in Raymond William’s Utopia and Science Fiction, the narrative’s social order is [...]

By |2021-04-13T09:37:32-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Connor, Essay 2|0 Comments

What is Science Fiction?

Science fiction presents contemporary concerns through surrealist and fantastical metaphors. Stories of aliens and warfare, of technology and advancement, of utopia and fallibility hardly describe visions of pure fantasy. Instead, these plots reconcile existing strife, or at the very least, anticipate the pains that lay in the future if current trajectories are left unencumbered. The [...]

By |2021-02-09T21:08:51-05:00February 9th, 2021|Connor, Essay 1, What is SF|0 Comments
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