Presentation Videos from the Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27, 2018

  The Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium was an amazing success! Here are videos from the symposium’s presentations and discussions from Nov. 27, 2018. Watch them all on YouTube via this playlist, or watch them as embedded videos below. 9:00am-9:20am Continental Breakfast and Opening Remarks Location: Academic Complex A105 Justin Vazquez-Poritz, Dean ofContinue reading “Presentation Videos from the Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27, 2018”

Call for Papers: 200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction

200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction Date and Time: Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 9:00am-5:00pm Location: New York City College of Technology, 300 Jay St., Namm N119, Brooklyn, NY “So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein—more, far more, will I achieve;Continue reading “Call for Papers: 200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction”

Kent State English Colloquium, Literary Studies in the Age of Neuroscience

This afternoon I attended the last Kent State English Department Colloquium of the school year. Its neuroscientific subject matter was very interesting to me, because I am working on a similar problem to the ones highlighted in the talk, albeit from the trajectory of science fiction studies. Today’s colloquium, presented by Professor Tammy Clewell andContinue reading “Kent State English Colloquium, Literary Studies in the Age of Neuroscience”

Intellectual Salon (and Great Eats) in Kent, Where Funding and Disciplinarity Is Discussed

Last night, I joined my friends at Bert and Robin Bellinson’s house to break bread and talk about life in the academy with fellow graduate students as well as faculty. These dinners have become a de facto salon in the semi-rural isolation of Kent State University. To top it off, Bert is a daring chefContinue reading “Intellectual Salon (and Great Eats) in Kent, Where Funding and Disciplinarity Is Discussed”

Michio Kaku, Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible, and My Early Readings in Physics

Another good show on the Science Channel is Dr. Michio Kaku‘s Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible. In each episode, Dr. Kaku investigates a single science fiction idea (e.g., the technological singularity, Transformers robotic beings, or building your own solar system) and speculates about how humanity could achieve those plans. In the episode thatContinue reading “Michio Kaku, Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible, and My Early Readings in Physics”