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Science Fiction, LMC3214: Concluding New Wave SF with Philip K. Dick and Star Trek’s “The City on the Edge of Forever”

In today’s class, I lectured on Philip K. Dick’s life (2-3-74) and work (characteristics: ontological, epistemological, entropy, empathy, religion, and the “little man”) to conclude my discussion of New Wave writers began in the last class. Then, I lectured on

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Posted in Georgia Tech, Pedagogy, Science Fiction

Reflections on the Star Trek: The Next Generation Bluray Release, More TNG Should be Shown on the Big Screen

Last night, Y and I went to the one-night-only Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Hollywood 24 Theater in Atlanta. The advance ticket event promoted today’s release of the first season of Star Trek TNG on

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Tennessee Has Solved All Social and Financial Problems, Time to Legislate Bigotry

According to this AP report posted to The Huffington Post, Tennessee Senate Approves Ban On Teaching Of Homosexuality. It is certainly refreshing that the great issues facing Tennessee and America today have all be resolved. Let’s see, Tennessee ranks 11th

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Posted in Rights

Pioneers of Television: Science Fiction, on PBS

Tonight, I saw the one hour episode of Pioneers of Television on Science Fiction. It was an interesting look at some of the early, popular science fiction television shows in the US: Lost in Space, Star Trek, and The Twilight

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Dreams of Teaching on Another Planet

I probably shouldn’t be surprised about my dreams last night since I watched Star Trek (2009) while writing syllabi for a job application. Besides the space battles, I was impressed with it’s panaramic shots of space, the final frontier. While

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Posted in Kent State, Pedagogy, Personal

Did You Know About the New York Times Topics, Star Trek Section

While I’m talking about Star Trek Online (in the last post), I thought I would share the following link with you. I just ran across the New York Times Topics area, and they have a nice section devoted to Star

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Star Trek 2009 is Troubling and Wonderful at the Same Time

Okay–I began writing this blog post on Thursday, May 7 after watching the new Star Trek film.  Since then, I’ve seen it a second time, and I’m probably going to see it a third when I have a chance.  Since

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Posted in Movies, Review, Science Fiction
Who is Dynamic Subspace?

Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.


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