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Pizza Hut and Driverless Delivery

Apparently Pizza Hut is a fan of Black Mirror. Earlier this week, Pizza Hut announced its plans for a fleet of driverless delivery vans--an announcement which caught me off guard as I had just recently watched the Black Mirror season 4 episode "Crocodile" in which a man is hit by--you guessed it--a driverless pizza delivery van. This news... Continue Reading →

Technophobia and Fear of the Corporation 

For all of the utopian visions of the future, with robots and spaceships and holodecks, there is an underlying fear of technology which often drives stories and films in the science fiction genre. In their essay on technophobia, authors Michael Ryan and Douglas Kellner write that science fiction films concerning the fears of technology often... Continue Reading →

Stereotypes Among the Stars

Western science fiction often presents fantastical ideas of the future, with robots and spaceships and groups of people living and working together in harmony. Yet for all of the ideas of progress, SF relies heavily on the current values, ideas, and stereotypes of the time period, often marginalizing, ignoring and stereotyping other races, presenting anyone... Continue Reading →

Data Journalism

My journalism professor assigned this project involving data journalism. Along with a few of my peers who share my interest in science, I wrote some case studies on different publications and how they utilized data in their science articles. Mack Veltman, Ryan Eberle, Hannah Morrow, Tyler Smith, Natalie Waitt-Gibson. Introduction Over the past few decades,... Continue Reading →

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