Anthropology in “Star Trek: The Next Generation”

October 4, 2012 / 0 comments

Anthropologists who like Sci-Fi often list Stargate and Star Trek as among their favorite television series. In my view some of the finest Anthropology focused episodes can be found in┬áthe seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I’ve previously looked online for a list of them, and hadn’t found one so I thought I…

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Mutiny and Modernism

October 20, 2010 / 0 comments

The morning watch was come; the vessel lay Her course, and gently made her liquid way; The cloven billow flashed from off her prow In furrows formed by that majestic plough; The waters with their world were all before; Behind, the South Sea’s many an islet shore. The quiet night, now dappling, ‘gan to wane,…

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Emergent Robotic ‘Beast’

May 27, 2007 / 0 comments

The following quote from Tiitsman’s article on destabilized spectatorship and the creative potential of chaos in Blade Runner suggests another cognitive space in which a Temple of Cyborgism emerges. “Replicant identity can only be unequivocally determined by a test of involuntary pupil dilation in emotional response. However the viability of this test is thrown in…

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