This year’s ICFA has been a blast. This is my third time at this conference, and I’m always blown away by how intelligent and friendly the attendees are. There are so many good papers that it would be impossible to mention them all, but there was one that was so smart and so much . . . → Read More: “Monstrous Plants”
“The Strange Syntax of AL and HAL: ALPHA 60, the HAL-9000, and the Tension Between Visual and Verbal Signs in 2001 and Alphaville.” International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, FL. March 2013.
“Greening the Game: Community, Conservation, Online Play.” Electronic Roundtable on Teaching with Games. Modern Language Association 2013.
“Digital Technology, Environmental Aesthetics, Eco-critical . . . → Read More: Presentations and Talks
I’m beyond thrilled to be a part of this exciting event in Sweden this spring!
Science Fiction Across Media: Alternative Histories, Alien . . . → Read More: Science Fiction Across Media
For the past few days I’ve been at the “Knowledge Organization and Data Modeling in the Humanities” workshop in Rhode Island. It’s been a treat to participate in a conversation about some of the most ancient and enduring questions we have as human beings: How do we model the world? How do we . . . → Read More: Modeling Knowledge Conference
Re-reading Pattern Recognition for my presentation at the ACLA in a couple of weeks. Although my presentation focuses upon the novel’s relation to film—in particular, Chris Marker’s La jetée—Pattern Recognition speaks to a vast and inter-related media ecology comprised of words, images, icons, fashion, adverts, watermarks, human labor, sigils, and typewriters (including, hilariously, “Stephen . . . → Read More: Pattern Recognition