Party Talk (novel) w/ Artbreeder Characters

Party Talk  Note: the following character images have been created using Artbreeder: a machine-learning based website that allows users to create art through the StyleGAN and BigGAN models. In the case of this particular project, I have used Artbreeder to generate and modify character images. Also, none of the chapters below are finished. They are [...]

By |2022-04-19T14:53:09-05:00April 19th, 2022|Final Project, Huda N., Proposal, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The XCOM series, From George W. Bush to George Floyd

XCOM: UFO Defense, Mythos Games, MicroProse, 1994 XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Firaxis Games, 2K Games, 2012 XCOM 2, Firaxis Games, 2K Games, 2016 Reboot of the original series that began with the 1994 game for DOS and Amiga X-COM: UFO Defense, XCOM and XCOM 2 are two very similar yet radically different games. Despite a few [...]

By |2022-03-29T09:28:12-05:00March 28th, 2022|Essay 3, Uncategorized|0 Comments

SF Media in Context: Horizon Zero Dawn

Nicholas Silcox Prof. Kimon Keramidas Science Fiction: Humanity, Technology, the Present, The Future 04.07.2020 Essay 3: SF Media In Context — Horizon Zero Dawn In recent years, there has been an increase in concern with the nonhuman in both popular culture and within academia. The primary motivators for the increased relevancy of the nonhuman are [...]

By |2020-05-12T16:37:37-05:00April 7th, 2020|Essay 3, Nick S., Uncategorized|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

Prey:Identity, Memory, Reality and Simulation

Prey is a first-person shooter survival horror video game released on May 5, 2017. In Prey, the player controls Morgan Yu while exploring the space station Talos I, in orbit around Earth-Moon, where a place full of a hostile alien collective called the Typhon. This kind of alien was discovered by a Soviet astronaut during the 60s. Typhon has unique abilities such the small Typhon, [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:42:12-05:00November 1st, 2018|Essay 3, F18, James Dai, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Week two comments and questions

Okay, wow. I had no idea that the history of Sci-Fi criticism was this layered! I guess I fell captive to the tradition of aprioristic underestimation of science fiction. We saw many perspectives from this week, many of which can be put in direct opposition to each other (for instance, grab Freedman's quote "all SF is a utopia," [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:42:12-05:00October 17th, 2018|F16, Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Questions for week 1

1. What was the socio-economic situation like when War of the Worlds by H.G Wells was published in 1898? How does this work reflect the anxieties and fears of the late 20th Century? 2. What is the purpose of drawing similarities between humans and Martians? How does this manipulate our perception of them and, accordingly, [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:40:44-05:00September 14th, 2016|F16, Sophie, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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