Even though Afrofuturist works are set in fictional worlds, they provide a blueprint for social, political and economic systems free from exploitation and oppression.
We simulated the desert planet to find out.
Is Dune scientifically plausible? We ran a climate model to find out.
For a film that was destined to do so much wrong, this does a surprising amount right. And in an era of relentlessly ‘clever’ films and knowing reboots, Face the Music has a refreshingly light touch.
In fiction and popular culture, parasitic characters appear as a metaphor for the threat and spread of disease. But they’ve also played for laughs.
A feast for the senses reminiscent of an all-night rave or the film Bladerunner, Chamber Made’s new work Diaspora bathes the audience with broad spectrum frequencies of light and sound.
Science fiction is fast becoming science fact, which should be cause for concern.
As fictional inventors make terrible choices on the big screen, real-world tech innovators can learn from their example how not to make the same kinds of ethical mistakes.
With A Quiet Place and Far Cry 5, sci-fi influenced media is once again turning a mirror on society’s anxieties.
The new Netflix sci-fi series, with a gumshoe cyborg as its chief protagonist, mines a host of contemporary anxieties and aesthetic influences.
The literary world is mourning one of science fiction’s greatest novelists.
Blade Runner 2049 represents a failure of the imagination. The film is a series of events strung together and steeped in narcissism, excessive self-absorption, isolation and regressive politics.