Monthly Archives: June 2013

Science Fiction in the Suburbs

Without a doubt, the rise of science fiction after World War II coincides with the movement of American families into Suburbia. Of course this move was not a real move of all people but a move imagined by most Americans as the ultimate destination. The suburban landscape proved a viable place for young adults to imagine […]

Why I watch film

NOTE: The following is taken from an ongoing personal project. My interest in film–and media in general–relates back to the work of Walter Benjamin and Sigmund Kracauer. Their concern as is mine is how the reproduced image begins to precede the individual’s experiences and in a perverse way attains a form of autonomy unattainable by […]