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Science Fiction: Disrupting the Art World?

Some previous posts on the blog have discussed how culture – art and fashion – are represented in science fiction. But is science fiction ever represented in art? I have two words for you: Meow Wolf. Meow Wolf is an immersive, interactive art experience based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The inaugural exhibition, The House of […] Continue reading

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Civilizations Beyond Earth: Possibilities

In many of the stories we’ve read this semester, humans (and/or aliens) create and inhabit settlements or civilizations beyond earth – either in massive spacecraft or on other planets. Are there common characteristics of these settlements? Are there certain physical traits that these settlements exhibit that are unique? Are there certain social structures that foster […] Continue reading

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Visions of Urbanism in Science Fiction

Science fiction is different from other “speculative” genres in that it imagines futures, or alternate realities, in which advanced technology and scientific improvements create otherworldly possibilities. The worlds constructed in science fiction – whether in print or on film – are more compelling than, perhaps, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth or the magical world of Harry […] Continue reading

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