Shinjuku Thief

Shinjuku Thief – delete/resound

Darrin Verhagen | In a society deeply literate in screen culture, the pressure to justify the visual inhabitation of imaginative worlds with a point of view more subjective than omniscient has all but evaporated. Native to the history of the ubiquitous lens, comfortable with the conventions of camera movement and editing, we can easily sit…

Breakfast of Champions cover alternate

“I Can’t Live Without Culture Anymore”: The way we read science fiction as demonstrated through Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions

Til Knowles | I have no culture, no humane harmony in my brains. I can’t live without culture anymore. What do you want from your science fiction? Detailed descriptions of non existent utopias? Interstellar wars fought with weapons blueprinted from tomorrow’s technology? Humour? The meaning of life? We are lucky enough to be living in…

Digital eye

In the Eye of the Beholder? The Unadulterated Beautiful and the Threatening Grotesque in a Selection of Young Adult Science Fiction Narratives

Rebecca Hutton, Alyson Miller, Elizabeth Braithwaite | Science fiction, according to Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. (2008, 187), “elicits from its audiences a feeling of hesitation facing two intertwined but distinct questions about the imaginary world represented in the text. On the one hand, it asks whether the imaginary changes are possible; on the other, what their…

Amnion 'Dissolution'

Amnion/Richard Grant – Dissolution

“Dissolution” is the lead track off the latest EP from Amnion, brainchild of sound artist/musician Roderick Price. Filmmaker/AV artist Richard Grant has produced a poetic, otherworldly visual track to accompany the dense, lush, industrial-inflected sounds. Together, the piece creates a feeling somewhere between floating in space and plunging to the deepest recesses of the ocean;…

Under the Skin skin

Episode 8: Dissolves

In a liquid modern life there are no permanent bonds, and any that we take up for a time must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, as quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change – as they surely will in our liquid modern society, over and over again. Zygmunt…