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Essay 3: Fifteen Million Merits

“Fifteen Million Merits” is the second episode of the widely popular series Black Mirror that sets in stone what the show’s intents are. That is, it depicts an imagined reality based on our increasingly technology-dependent world: “the way we live now, and the way we might be living in 10 minutes’ time if we’re clumsy.” [...]

By |2021-03-29T08:11:46-05:00March 29th, 2021|Essay 3, Katie H.|0 Comments

Proposal: Personalized Memories

Personalized Memories: an interactive non-linear storytelling experience based on the short story “Simulacrum” by Ken Liu   I. Original Text Ken Liu’s short story “Simulacrum,” originally published in 2011, starts off with the following quote: [A] photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an image), an interpretation of the real; it is [...]

By |2021-03-16T10:12:44-05:00March 16th, 2021|Katie H., Proposal|0 Comments

Essay 2: The Dispossessed

The setting of Ursula Le Guin’s novel The Dispossessed presents obvious references to the political landscape of its time. Originally published in 1974, Le Guin’s anti-war sentiments during the Cold War shine through in this complex, ambiguous utopia. The novel follows the journey of Shevek the protagonist from the peaceful anarchist society of Anarres, a [...]

By |2021-03-01T22:46:19-05:00March 1st, 2021|Essay 2, Katie H.|0 Comments

What is Science Fiction?

For a long time in my life, science fiction was simply a genre of movies and books to me. I did not take a particular interest in it, but it represented fun, wonder, imagination. I knew that it often presented a fictional world in the future with technological advancements and drastic shifts in lifestyle, but [...]

By |2021-02-09T12:00:42-05:00February 9th, 2021|Katie H., What is SF|0 Comments
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