Butler, Octavia. 1995. “Bloodchild.” In Bloodchild. New York: Tor.

Tarkovsky, A. (1972). Solaris. New York, NY: Janus Films. (Available through NYU Libraries here) (On NYU Stream but without subtitles)

Geek of the Week

  • Jo
    • viddywellfilms. “The Wakening.” YouTube, October 22, 2014. 8:51.
    • Helen Haig-Brown, Encore+. “?E?anx (The Cave)” Oct 24, 2018. 11:09.
    • Director/Writer Danis Goulet chats about her short film ‘Wakening’, part of the Stage to Screen project celebrating the 100th Anniversary of The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre. 5:42
    • Schulman, Sandra Hale. “Why ‘Come and Get Your Love’ now? After 46 years ‘the time has come.’ Indian Country Today, August 2, 2020.
      • Also please watch the Redbone music video clip (“Guardians of the Galaxy” opening song!). It is very cool & includes important social movements and highlights the boundaries of cultures and technology. Aliens included! Music video clip length 3:32 minutes.
  • Shane
    • Diablo 3: Tyrael’s Sacrifice” | Blizzard Entertainment. (May 16, 2012). [Video]. YouTube.
    • Overwatch Animated Short: “Dragons” | Blizzard Entertainment. (May 16, 2016). [Video]. YouTube.
    • Overwatch Animated Short: “Hero” | Blizzard Entertainment. (May 22, 2016). [Video]. YouTube.
    • Overwatch Animated Short: “The Last Bastion” | Blizzard Entertainment. (August 18, 2016). [Video]. YouTube.
    • Rejection of the Gift” – World of Warcraft | Blizzard Entertainment. (August 29, 2017). [Video]. YouTube.
    • Warbringers: Sylvanas” – World of Warcraft | Blizzard Entertainment. (July 31, 2018). [Video]. YouTube.
    • Kin of the Stained Blade” Spirit Blossom 2020 Cinematic – League of Legends | Riot Games. (July 24, 2020). [Video]. YouTube.
    • Shadowlands Afterlives: Bastion” – World of Warcraft | Blizzard Entertainment. (August 27, 2020). [Video]. YouTube.

Theory and Commentary

Dick, Steven J. 2006. Anthropology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Anthropology Today 22(2): 3-7.

Kirksey, S. Eben & Stephan Helmreich. 2010. The Emergence of Multispecies Ethnography. Cultural Anthropology 25(4): 545-76.

Le Guin, Ursula K. 1974. The Author of the Acacia Seeds and Other Extracts from the Journal of Therolinguistics. From Fellowship of the Stars, Terry Carr, ed. New York: Simon and Schuster.


Peter Bright, “Microsoft terminates its Tay AI chatbot after she turns into a Nazi,” 24 March 2016, Ars Technica.

Jessica Miley, “Meet Imma,” 23 January 2019, Interesting Engineering.