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The Emergence of Sci-Fi in Dance with Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography

Bodies with minds to match. Essential, as we push out further.  — Gattaca, 1997 https://youtu.be/KD0xSYcizwE When I observe ten unique bodies in space flicking their four limbs outwards and experiencing the tragic ecstasy of recoiling back inwards, I think of the many unanswered, unexplainable questions we still have about the body in motion. Physicality, [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:40:03-05:00October 30th, 2018|Essay 3, F18, Jessica|0 Comments

v u l n i c u r a : curing wounds with dance, a study of The OA

The text The Netflix series The OA begins by establishing that Prairie Johnson is missing. Many mystery/drama/thrillers open with the quest to find a lost woman, but it’s not exactly how most science-fiction stories begin. Even more out of the ordinary, the mystery of Prairie’s disappearance, her randomly cured blindness, and her potential origin are [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:40:03-05:00October 17th, 2018|F18, Jessica, Proposal|0 Comments

Wondering Women and Their Creations: A Glimpse at “No Woman Born” and C.L. Moore’s Life During the Golden Age of Science Fiction

Wondering Women and Their Creations: A Glimpse at "No Woman Born" and C.L. Moore’s Life During the Golden Age of Science Fiction The year was 1944. Gloves, Smokey the Bear, and pseudonyms were in fashion across America while war raged on in the world. Science fiction (SF) hovered above a golden age, plunging into the [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:38:24-05:00October 2nd, 2018|Essay 2, F18, Jessica|0 Comments

“Science Fiction, Double Feature….”

science fiction is // personal and communal It's my father and I watching every single episode of Star Trek TNG together. We've never gotten along, and as the years add up, I realize we'll never really understand one another in this lifetime. In my family, it's my father--a colossally homophobic Southerner, conservative Republican, converted Roman [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:38:25-05:00September 11th, 2018|F18, Jessica, What is SF|0 Comments
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