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R.U.R. and The Uncanny Valley

  R.U.R. is a 1920 science fiction play written by Czech author, Karel Capek. The entire play takes place at the island manufacturing facility of Rossum’s Universal Robots. We are told the story of Old Rossum, who discovered a chemical similar to protoplasm. Rossum set out to create animals, to prove that God was not [...]

By | March 26th, 2017|Reviews|Comments Off on R.U.R. and The Uncanny Valley

The Last Question: Myth Making, the Body, and Immortality

The Last Question is a short story by Isaac Asimov that tackles concepts about whether or not entropy, the irreversible tendency for everything to die and deteriorate, can be stopped or reversed. In this work of science fiction, Asimov gives readers fleeting glimpses into the evolution of humanity as it learns to harness the power [...]

By | March 12th, 2017|Reviews|Comments Off on The Last Question: Myth Making, the Body, and Immortality

Cannibalism: The Body After Death

  Endocannibalism is a form of learned cannibalism, wherein human remains are ritually consumed by members of their kin. While endocannibalism is implemented and understood in many different contexts, I will be looking specifically at the practices of the Fore people in Papua New Guinea. I then want to compare practice of post-mortem ritual cannibalism [...]

By | March 5th, 2017|Reviews|Comments Off on Cannibalism: The Body After Death

Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo

The concept of immortality is often thought of in regards to legacy: a byproduct of the self that transcends an individual lifetime. There is so often a drive to put something meaningful into the world that can both represent who we are and extend beyond the time we spend consciously and bodily on the earth. [...]

By | February 12th, 2017|Reviews|Comments Off on Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo