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ArtLung posts tagged with “scifi” ·

  • Wherein I photobomb Cixin Liu

    That’s me in the back! From UCSD Clarke Center: In case you missed our sold-out evening with science fiction masters Cixin Liu and John Scalzi, you can now see the documentary video of the interview with Clarke Center Director Sheldon Brown at our Youtube channel:

  • RoboCop Valentine by Dresden Codak

    Crossposted to New City.

  • “I have been and always shall be your friend.”

    “This is your thirty-fifth attempt to elicit an emotional response from me.” “Is there a problem officer?”

  • Capricorn One

    Capricorn One is a favorite movie of mine. If it’s on TV, particularly if it’s on widescreen, I can scarcely avoid it. It came out in 1978. I saw it the year it came out. It left a big impression on me. Part of my fascination was that there can be things that are stated…

  • Apple to retcon the PADD

    PADD = “PADD” is an acronym for Personal Access Display Device, a hand-held computer interface, used as early as the 22nd century and well into the 24th century. Supposedly Apple Computer of Cupertino, California will be retconning the PADD in about an hour. I will defer to Jason Kottke on what the best sources of…

  • Lego Yamato; USS Texas

    From JapanProbe we have this wonderful find: In the twilight months between living in the Philippines and moving to New Orleans, Channel 6 in San Diego showed Star Blazers. I found the notion of reviving a dead battleship for the purposes of traveling to space and defending Earth to be inspiring. I thought little that…

  • Blade Runner BMW Ad

    Really cool German BMW Ad which uses multiple motifs prop items from the film Blade Runner. I like the usage of Science Fiction in unusual places. I’m reminded of a post from last December, Robot Meets Girl.

  • Computers, Tron & Clifford Stoll

    I’m not sure how many of you have fond memories of the movie Tron, but I do. I recall going with my uncle to some office to play “Adventure” — an early (1983) text adventure game. My uncle was friends with various folks in electronics manufacturing in the early 1980s in San Diego. So I…