Thai American artist Astria Suparak's Virtually Asian is a short video essay that looks at how science-fiction filmmakers fill the backgrounds of their futuristic worlds with nebulous Asian faces while filling their featured cast with white ones. Particularly prevalent are the Asian hologram advertisements that apparently occupy every cityscape in the future, from Blade Runner (1982) to A.I. (2001) to Minority Report (2002), and do we even need to start in on Ghost in the Shell (2017)?
Remember that British sci-fi show from the 70s that mixed together paganism, the paranormal and sent it into space? The one whose pure weirdness somehow vaulted it past obvious limitations of budget and casting? You know, that one. Excalibur. Excalibur is, in fact, an interactive fiction project made by J. J. Guest, G. C. Baccaris,… READ THE REST
I'm starting to get very excited to get my hands on Stargrave, the new sci-fi skirmish game by Joseph McCullough. Joe is the creator of the fantasy miniatures skirmish game, Frostgrave, one of my favorite mini games over the past five years. Like Frostgrave, in Stargrave, you put together a small warband of fighters and… READ THE REST
Director/writer Duncan Jones — whom you may know from his hyper-focused, small cast sci-fi films like Moon and Source Code, or the larger-scale Warcraft film that I admittedly never saw — has a new project out in the form of a graphic novel. Madi: Once Upon A Time In The Future is written by Jones and author/letterer… READ THE REST
The world's been in pretty rough shape these days, and if you're under the constant stress of day-to-day living in 2021, your sleep is most certainly taking a hit. Even if you're a sound sleeper, the last thing that's probably on your mind right now is how to correct snoring patterns for a more complete… READ THE REST
Whether we want to admit it or not, 2021 has presented truly fruitful for viruses, both of the biological and technological variety. Sure, most of the time hacks and breaches are usually on a larger scale, but they can still find you on an individual level. Whether writing code, online shopping, or doing work, chances… READ THE REST
From shelves that can't manage to stay level to weeds that grow faster than your beard, there are lots of things to tend to around the house these days. And if your tool arsenal is looking a little sparse, GardenJoy has some great tools that can really save the day. In fact, here are five… READ THE REST