21A.508 Culture and Ethics in Science Fiction Worlds
Examines the ethical and controversial aspects of technology's impacts on society, as approached through the lens of science fiction and media. From novels such as <em>Kindred</em> to films like <em>Sleep Dealer</em>, the social inequalities and political complexities portrayed in science fiction worlds offer a launch point to discuss the uneasy aspects and uneven reach of science, technology, and medicine. Covers issues including gene editing, data privacy, border surveillance, human experimentation, environmental crises, war industries, and the impacts of AI.
This class has no prerequisites.
21A.508 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by A. Moran-Thomas.
Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays in E53-354.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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