Category Archives: androids

Empathy or Pity: Racialization and Alienation in Sci-Fi

When reading Haggard’s “She,” I came across a common trope that has bothered me for some time. The novel depicts the adventures of the two men as they travel through Africa with the protection of British Imperialism. Although the novel’s narrator describes Vincey as an infallibly beautiful Greek god, Holly’s description focuses on the alienness […] Continue reading

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Where are all the Black People?

Within games and gaming communities alike, there is an overwhelming lack of diversity: Fantasy games like Dragon Age or Final Fantasy have a surprising lack of black and brown people aside from the few used as plot points. The addition of female soldiers in Call of Duty: WW2 had male fans in an uproar about historical accuracy—what, were women not … Continue reading “Where are all the Black People?” Continue reading

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“Big Things Have Small Beginnings”: Ridley Scott’s Prometheus (2012) on Nanotechnology

At first glance, nanotechnology (technology on an atomic or molecular scale) and hyperobjects (defined by Timothy Morton as “things that are massively distributed in time and space relative to humans”) may seem like two destinations for scientific … Continue reading

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