Ellison’s Universal Soldier 

Smoke over a desiccated, radioactive landscape, where sunlight barely pierces the sky. Men at war - for this is the Great War VII. Qarlo, the protagonist of Harlan Ellison’s short story “Soldier” is one of those men – hiding in the dark, ready to make a push against the unknown (but human) enemy. Then, the [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:40:03-05:00December 21st, 2018|Brendan, Essay 2, F18|0 Comments

Heaven Is A Place On Netflix

When streaming television behemoth Netflix announced in 2015 they had acquired the rights to Black Mirror, fans’ reaction was skeptical. How would the chilly, British sci-fi anthology show translate to an American studio? At the time Netflix signed on for more Black Mirror, the show was a cult program – six episodes, plus a special, [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:40:03-05:00December 21st, 2018|Brendan, Essay 3, F18|0 Comments

The Plasticity of Pain: This is the House, Come On In

The Plasticity of Pain: This is the House, Come on In https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlK8EdDkdEg [Visualizing Doctor Moreau's Island as a Scare Attraction] This version of the prototype builds on "The Plasticity of Pain & the Haunted Attraction: Prototype I." Logistics: Mapping Out the Scare Attraction Please note that all images are not sized to scales. Images [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:40:03-05:00December 18th, 2018|F18, Final Project, Fiona|0 Comments

Proposal: The Body Redesign Institute

a) description of the original text and its socio-cultural / historic origins Stanislaw Lem’s novel The Star Diaries is a series of space adventures starring Lem’s recurring space-voyager protagonist, Ijon Tichey. My project will focus on the 21st Voyage, where Ijon visits the planet of Dichotica. The inhabitants of Dichotica are automorphists (transhumanists), whose technology [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:40:03-05:00December 12th, 2018|Dawn, F18, Proposal|0 Comments

Cosplay: Costume & the Manipulation of the Body

**This post accompanies my Geek of the Week contribution.** Definition:  (n.) the activity or practice of dressing up as a character from a work of fiction (such as a comic book, video game, or television show) - Mirriam-Webster Dictionary (n.) the hobby of dressing as and pretending to be a character from a film, TV [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:41:20-05:00December 11th, 2018|F18, Fiona|0 Comments

Smash! Bang! Block! Back to the Drawing Board (Prototype 1)

I started out this project fairly confident in my proposal “to expose the flaws of the earliest iteration of X-Men” by creating Twitter pages for the main characters and having them “engage with each other the way they do in the comic” to “allow for those following/participating in the threads to feel like another member [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:43:10-05:00December 5th, 2018|Bryan, F18, Final Project, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Plasticity of Pain & the Haunted Attraction: Enter the House of Pain (Prototype I)

Task: Translating H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau into a modern scare attraction. I've compiled a list of the Beast People that narrator Edward Prendick encounters on the Island: Old Vixen-Bear M'Ling Sayer of the Law Hyena-Swine Puma Woman Wolf People Sloth Creature Ape Man Swine People Leopard Man Ape-Goat presumed to be a [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:43:10-05:00December 4th, 2018|F18, Final Project, Fiona|1 Comment
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