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Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell 攻殻機動隊 The 1995 film Ghost in the Shell by Momoru Oshii is a significant work in the Japanese Sci-fi and cyberpunk animation film history, based on the same name manga series by Masamune Shirow in 1989. The film explores the boundary of humanity and artificial intelligence, and to what extent can [...]

By |2018-10-31T20:51:19-05:00October 31st, 2018|Essay 3, F18, Mengjia|0 Comments

Project Proposal: The God Themselves

Mengjia Zhao   Proposal  I choose The God Themselves as the text base of the final project. Written by Isaac Asimov in 1972 (almost half a century from now,) the book is divided into three main parts, from the perspectives of human beings on Earth, the intelligent beings on another planet in a parallel universe, and the lunar society on the moon. An overarching theme (which totally caught [...]

By |2018-10-17T12:28:44-05:00October 17th, 2018|F18, Mengjia, Proposal|0 Comments

We and Utopia

Written in 1920 by Russian author, Yevgeny Zamyatin (Eugene Zamyatin), We satirically presents a thousand year after “utopia” world where everyone is given a number, living in extremely systemized life, and deprived of any individuality, as numerous working components of a huge machine. In this One State (the ideal world), freedom is guilt and the ultimate happiness is not having any personal desire. People inhabit the state [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:38:23-05:00October 3rd, 2018|Essay 2, F18, Mengjia|0 Comments

What is Science Fiction?

Like Le Guin writes, most of the people (including me) has regarded sci-fi as a prophet or future-predicting work that the author knows something is to happen. But essentially, sci-fi writers are ordinary human beings who extract something from the present era that they observe, and based on that information and piece of reality to [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:39:43-05:00September 9th, 2018|F18, Mengjia, What is SF|0 Comments
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