Filmmakers often get Dick wrong, but Han always shoots first.
Tracing the historical and material development of modes of representation, Bolter and Grusin diagnose the emergence of immediacy and hypermediacy as processes deriving from a desire to eliminate all forms of mediation in order to reach the “real” or “unmediated” experience – but using technology to do so. 2,242 more words
An early collection of short stories touching on cold-war era fears, and other weird pseudo-realities.
Philip K. Dick is known fairly well for toying with reality in his fiction and meta-fictional stories. 529 more words
Forty-two. His age had astounded him for years, and each time that he had sat so astounded, trying to figure out what had become of the young, slim man in his twenties, a whole additional year slipped by and had to be recorded, a continually growing sum which he could not reconcile with his self-image. 58 more words