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Author Archives: Kylie Korsnack
When I began the semester, I was interested in the way I saw music functioning in contemporary speculative fiction as a sort of language or communication tool that could transcend traditionally static boundaries, so I wanted to learn more about the re… Continue reading
Natural or Unnatural Selection?: Darwin and the evolutionary success of genetically engineered species in Bacigalupi’s Windup Girl
“Emiko doesn’t meet his gaze, looks out instead at the circling cats amongst the diners. ‘Generippers learned too much from cheshires” (114). `~ Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl I recently heard an undergraduate biomedical eng… Continue reading
Education, Nanotechnology, and the Magic School Bus?: Rethinking the relationship between science and science-fiction
“Who, then, are the real ‘engineers of the future’?” -Colin Milbun, Nanovision In Nanovision, Colin Milburn explores the way in which scientific discourse and the generic conventions of science-fiction blur in the study of nanotechnology. Inde… Continue reading
~”The birth of the camp in our time appears as an event that decisively signals the political space of modernity itself”–Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. In the introduction to Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power a… Continue reading
Social Evolution?: Thinking through evolution in Wells’ The Time Machine and The Island of Dr. Moreau
In both The Time Machine and The Island of Dr. Moreau, H.G. Wells uses narrative to think about aspects of theories of natural selection and evolution that he finds problematic. In his essay “Human Evolution, an Artificial Process,” Wells, argues t… Continue reading
Christmas 2014 will forever be remembered by my family as: The Christmas of the Louse. Yep. Louse or better known by it’s plural form (because there is never just one) Lice. Imagine this: after a weekend filled with the joys of experiencing Christmas… Continue reading