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Presumption

My good friend Stephen suffered a great loss recently, and there is little I can do for him, other than let him know that I am thinking of him. 3,157 more words

Episode 160: Winter of Wayback, 1966 (Philip K. Dick)

It’s the first episode of 2017’s Winter of Wayback, perhaps our favorite seasonal feature. This week, listeners, please join us in time-traveling to 1966. The Beatles were bigger than Jesus! 195 more words

Episodes

Philip K. Dick: We Can Build You

There was nothing to do but return to Boise.

I had been defeated – not by powerful, experienced Sam K. Barrows, not by my partner Maury Rock, either, but by eighteen-year-old Pris. 335 more words

1972

Weekly Ramble No. 1

I spent some time over the holidays pondering what I should do with this blog to make it less tedious to write and potentially also to read. 959 more words

Reading

Film Analysis - Esper photo analysis scene from Blade Runner....

Tyrell: The light that burns twice as bright burns for half as long – and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy. Look at you: you’re the Prodigal Son; you’re quite a prize!  1,201 more words

Essays

Cotton Reviews Blade Runner (1982)

This review is for the Final Cut version of the film

What does it mean to be human? Can we definitively define what humanity is? If a machine can produce memories, become self-aware, fight for its survival, and produce memories, can we say that they aren’t human? 477 more words

Film Reviews

More Philip K. Dick and Archaeology

I spent a little time over the holidays continuing my trek through Philip K. Dick’s substantial oeuvre looking for insights into the archaeologists’ craft. I’m not entirely sure why I’m doing this, but as I explain in earlier posts, I was inspired (for lack of a better word) by… 672 more words

Archaeology