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The 101 Project 018/101 - Blade Runner

Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. 396 more words

Curating Creativity

Radio Free Albemuth: Philip K Dick

Philip K Dick may be the greatest science fiction ever, but I had to give up on this one halfway through. I almost never do that with a book.

Total Recall - Dreams of Mars.

“You’re a top operative working undercover on an important mission. People are trying to kill you left and right. You meet this beautiful exotic woman. I don’t want to spoil it for you, Doug, but you rest assured that by the time the trip is over, you get the girl, kill the bad guys, and save the entire planet.” 165 more words

On Beginnings; or, What If We Rendered the Full Catastrophe More Thoughtful?

I’m starting this post, this blog, with a quote from Philip K. Dick’s The Man In the High Castle (p. 243 in the online edition): 525 more words

Changing Career

do androids dream of electric sheep? | a book review

“Empathy, he once had decided, must be limited to herbivores or anyhow omnivores who could depart from a meat diet. Because, ultimately, the empathic gift blurred the boundaries between hunter and victim, between the successful and the defeated.” … 871 more words

Literature

John Toland, Clito: A Poem on the Force of Eloquence.

John Toland died 295 years ago today. Odd timing.

“He peeped about. Diffusion subsided, in all probability. Now one appreciates Saint Paul’s incisive word choice seen through glass darkly not a metaphor, but astute reference to optical distortion. 5,038 more words

Clidophorus