Freder: Your magnificent city, Father – and you the brain of this city – and all of us in the city’s light – – and where are the people, father, whose hands built your city – – – ? Joh Frederson: Where they belong… Freder: Where they belong…? In the depths…? In modern times where…… Continue reading Blogging Around the Town: Labor and Sentience in “Metropolis”
What’s the most horrifying image or creature you can imagine? Something so terrifying, disgusting, and world altering that you would go a little bit mad just from witnessing it and being forced to recognize that it exists. For many, including horror author H.P. Lovecraft, this concept of madness has an alien flair, and sometimes included…… Continue reading At the Mountains of Madness: Artificial intelligence coming to kill us all
Up there as one of the least appreciated art forms is the webcomic. Often maligned for meager art and absurdly large amounts of content, making them difficult to break into. Girl Genius is a webcomic that often straddles the line between legitimate art and nonsensical internet content. It has been running 3 pages a week…… Continue reading Girl Genius: Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle
Star Wars. Nothing has been more successful in geekdom at permeating culture. Do I need to insult my audience by describing this series? It is a massive franchise that spans more content than the majority of fans can absorb, and is one of the most conflicted pieces of science fiction on the perspective of Artificial…… Continue reading Star Wars: Human Supremacists and Torture of Lesser Life Forms
How Marvin from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy falls into the category of artificial intelligence.