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Video Essay: The Cinematic Control Room 1971-2015 - YouTube
A video essay about control rooms in film and television since the 1970s. Computers, screen interfaces, and the rooms they are in are connected to the political context of a particular era. Always-on control room technologies result in a security and political crisis that is permanent, so potential threats in popular screen narratives come from sources that are imagined to be permanent, such as 'terrorism' and 'cyberattack'.
Co-edited by Cormac Deane and Stephen Hughes. Narrated by Gerard McHugh.
film  video  design  sf 
january 2016 by warrenellis
The Kindle wink — The Message — Medium
"A palimpsest of influence, visible to all Amazon customers who log in to manage their super-book stolen from the pages of science fiction." Robin Sloan on fine form.
tech  sf 
april 2014 by warrenellis
Pasta&Vinegar » Blog Archive » “Pixeliose” a disease resulting in partial pixelation of the field of vision
"Adrien suffers pixeliose, an unknown disease resulting in partial pixelation of his field of vision. To cure this disease, he goes to a woman, Dr. Rittenmatter, ophthalmologist."
video  newaesthetic  sf  design+fiction 
november 2012 by warrenellis
Cult Den interview answers - Jeff Noon, Feb 2012. -      MOVIES.SHOWS.COMICS.BOOKS.GAMES.MORE
"Science Fiction is a massive, ever-expanding experiment with content, and I love it for that, I really do. Nothing else comes close. But I’m always surprised by the way the genre tends (apart from some notable examples) to ignore the experimentation of form. Form is the Host, Content is the Virus." 
sf  writing 
february 2012 by warrenellis
Michael Moorcock's New Worlds Magazine: A reply to some speculation!
"I have been trying to catch up with story submissions and working on getting the first issue ready for the 10th. I will try to reply to everybody when I can. Secondly: We were given the title by Michael for two years to do with as we would. Instead of trying to recreate the amazing magazine that he published (which would have been a: impossible and b: redundant) we are trying to head in directions new..."
sf  magazines 
october 2011 by warrenellis
Crotchety is Amazing « File 770
"Steve Davidson today received notice that his application for a trademark for AMAZING STORIES has been granted. Amazing Stories was science fiction’s original pulp magazine...Amazing Stories has had a rocky history, stumbling along through bankruptcy (when Gernsback lost ownership), through a series of publishers and editors...By 2007, Hasbro had abandoned the trademark. Davidson, who was managing the intellectual property department of an R&D firm at the time, routinely reviewed the status of some favorite marks. Noting the lapse for Amazing Stories, he filed an application for the Mark in 2008."
sf  magazines 
october 2011 by warrenellis
After the Deluge: Alex Lukas at the Guerrero Gallery
"Rising from the muck, much like the urban wastelands of JG Ballard’s novels, Alex Lukas’ remnant landscapes present viewers with a future vision of our ruined present. These works on paper hover into one’s vision, offering fleeting memories of great cities, lost and then rediscovered. Cities or their fragments are inundated with water, scrub, marsh, and creeping vegetation. Older industrial ruins are covered with graffiti—signs of life without the existence of people or other animals. These scenes of a world, after an unnamed disaster, skirt the line between aestheticizing decay and asking revealing questions of meaning, memory, and mortality that arise when gazing at ruins."
cities  sf  art 
september 2011 by warrenellis
‘If London Were Like New York’ c.1902 | HOW TO BE A RETRONAUT
‘If London Were Like New York: A Peek At The Metropolis After The American Invasion’ From Harmsworth’s Magazine (The London Magazine), February 1902
april 2011 by warrenellis
Animate Projects - Somerset
"Slow Action is a post-apocalyptic science fiction film that brings together a series of four 16mm works which exist somewhere between documentary, ethnographic study and fiction." Post-flood, post-end-of-THREADS Somerset
video  sf 
march 2011 by warrenellis
It’s About Time and Space « THE WEB JOURNAL OF JOHN RAY
"This comic book is an adaptation of Timothy James Dimacali’s short story published in Philippine Speculative Fiction III way back in 2007"
webcomic  sf 
march 2011 by warrenellis
Weird Tales - Exciting News for Weird Tales!
"This is the first time in the magazine’s 88-year history that Weird Tales has had an all-female editorial/management staff."
magazine  sf 
january 2011 by warrenellis
Found Objects: BBC Drama: Artemis '81
God, I remember this. Absolutely mad. I vividly recall watching it with my dad, and afterwards looking at each other and saying "...what in hell WAS that?"
video  tv  sf 
january 2011 by warrenellis

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