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Category Archives: Science and humanities
“Are we there yet?” “No.” “Are we there yet?” “No.” This classic question reaches past the 2005 movie starring Ice Cube to our childhoods. We begged parents to inform us of our exact location to gauge how far we had traveled and how far we had left until our destination- forever wondering about our wandering. […] Continue reading
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No copyright infringement intended. Used for educational purposes only.Filed under: Science and humanities Tagged: biology, Brave New World, Cloud Atlas, Homelessness, mental illness, Oryx and Crake, Veterans Continue reading
The global population is expected to increase by almost 3 billion people by the year 2100. Genetic adaptations and manipulations will result in better nutrition, superior health, and longevity for these generations of humans. Despite the many positive outcomes positive eugenics can have for the individual, an increased population may have devastating affects on consumption, […] Continue reading
With this project I set out to explore in an audio medium the worlds of a few books we’ve read. The principal tone I tried to set was satirical, for the purposes of emphasizing what I considered to be some of the most interesting aspects and themes of Brave New World, Saturday, and The Island of […] Continue reading
A quick link to the text adventure game we built for this class can be found here. It’s inspired by many of the dystopian themes that appear throughout the books we’ve read and even features a few cameos from classmates and famous scientists. – ZachFiled under: Science and humanities Tagged: adventure, complex, dystopia, text Continue reading
In Magaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, Crake tries to create a new race of human beings that he believed would be perfect. They wouldn’t suffer from sexual dissatisfaction, they would have no fear of death because they wouldn’t know when they might die, they would just drop dead all of the sudden. They would have […] Continue reading
Age is a major theme in Super Sad True Love Story, a dystopian novel set in the near future. This includes both personal age, as in how old one is, and the different ages we live in. Joshie Goldman, on one hand, is constantly trying to go back in time and make himself look young […] Continue reading
**Sorry this is a little late. I published it to my own blog accidentally.** While reading Super Sad True Love Story, I can’t help but identify with Eunice Park. Maybe it’s because as a young, heterosexual female also living in a very consumer driven generation, I find it easier to identify with a woman only […] Continue reading