Aldous Huxley. Brave New World. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1932.

Ishirō Honda, Gojira (Japan: Tōhō, 1954). (Available through NYU Stream)

Geek of the Week

  • Rong
    • Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster, (United Kingdom: Sony Pictures Releasing, 2015). (Available on NYU Stream)
  • Katie
    • “A serious conversation about UFOs:”
    • Diana Walsh Pasulka is a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. In 2019, she published a fascinating book called American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology, in which she embeds in the world of UFO research and tries to understand it using the tools of religious scholarship. The results are revelatory in terms of theory but also in terms of the things she sees, learns, and is forced to confront.

Theory and Commentary

Dourish, Paul and Genevieve Bell. 2014. “‘Resistance is Futile’: Reading Science Fiction Alongside Ubiquitous Computing.” Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 18(4):769-778.

McCurdy, Howard E. 1973. “Fiction Phenomenology, and Public Administration.” Public Administration Review 33(1): 52-60.

David Deamer, “Special Images, Contingent Centres,” in Deleuze, Japanese Cinema, and the Atom Bomb : The Spectre of Impossibility, 1st ed., Thinking Cinema 1 (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014), 31–74.