EX MACHINA, & Can We Trust AI?

If you asked me to recall one of my favorite moments from our beloved 2004 adaptation of I, Robot starring Will Smith, I’d instantly think of the moment when Sonny, the bot of that movie, pounds his fists into the table during interrogation. He looks surprised at his own strength when he sees that he’s […]

Retro-Futurism-NOW

What is retro-futurism? Taken quite literally, it sounds like a contradiction of terms. Retro refers to things of the past, like antiques, and futurism is, well, the future. But retro-futurism isn’t the days of future past. It’s actually the future as envisioned by writers of the past. The year of 2060 would be described very […]

FREE Screening of EX MACHINA in Cincinnati

Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon […]

Welcome to Your Augmented Future

From Star Trek to Caprica, virtual reality has been the subject of science fiction for decades. From holodecks to holobands, writers have dreamed of creating entire fictional worlds that you can see, touch, interact with, and experience.Is this one of those components doomed to remain forever in the “fictional” category of science fiction? Perhaps not. […]

So You Wanna Be a Hacker?

Cyberpunk is an amalgamation of the words cyber (of or relating to computers, cyberspace,) and punk subculture (anti-establishment, anti-authoritarian, etc.) What better example of the essence of both these words then the greatly celebrated geek stereotype of the hacker? Hacking is an activity that the ignorant fear, the computer geeks defend, and the experts engage […]

Top Ten Cyberpunk Movies (part five)

The active members of The Pandora Society Facebook group have seen a lot of films and watched a lot of television, and here we continue the results of a recent poll in which they nominated and voted for their favorite Cyberpunk films and TV shows . . . today we present the top two films of our Top […]

Top Ten Cyberpunk Movies (part four)

The active members of The Pandora Society Facebook group have seen a lot of films and watched a lot of television, and here we continue the results of a recent poll in which they nominated and voted for their favorite Cyberpunk films and TV shows . . . today we present films four and three of our Top Ten […]

Top Ten Cyberpunk Movies (part three)

The active members of The Pandora Society Facebook group have seen a lot of films and watched a lot of television, and here we continue the results of a recent poll in which they nominated and voted for their favorite Cyberpunk films and TV shows . . . today we present films six and five of our Top Ten […]

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