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March 14, 2017 Amy C. Chambers No comments exist

Author: Amy C. Chambers This article accompanies episode 10 of The Anthill podcast on the future.   From Humans to Westworld, from Her to Ex Machina, and from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to Black Mirror – near future science fiction in recent years has given audiences some seriously unsettling and prophetic visions of the future. According to…

January 10, 2017 Amy C. Chambers No comments exist

Author: Amy C. Chambers Westworld was my favourite series of 2016. It presented a rich science fiction future that managed to be fresh and exciting despite being a remake based upon a 1973 movie by the same title. It had and continues to have lots of opportunities for developing exciting and prescient narrative that can be explored…

October 5, 2016 Amy C. Chambers No comments exist

Author: Amy C. Chambers Westworld finally got its UK premier last night. It seemed like an eternity between the US release and our chance to explore, and I successfully navigated the minefield of avoiding spoilers and opinions on the first episode that might interfere with my own initial response (and enjoyment). The first episode wasn’t perfect –…

May 27, 2016 Amy C. Chambers No comments exist

Author: Amy C. Chambers At the end of March I went to my first science fiction convention: EasterCon. Also known as the British National Science Fiction Convention, now in its 67th year, the convention is given a name that reflects its location or theme each year and for the Manchester EasterCon we had Mancunicon (for the…

May 16, 2016 Amy C. Chambers No comments exist

Author: Amy C. Chambers I’m a postdoctoral researcher on the Unsettling Scientific Stories project based at the Newcastle University. I work in the fields of science communication and screen studies and I’m interested in the relationship between movies and the public understanding of science.

April 18, 2016 The Project Team 4 comments

The future. The moving frontier. These are the adventures of the AHRC project Unsettling Scientific Stories in its 36-month mission to seek out new insights, science histories, and understandings of sociology, and go where no one has gone before…   What is the future? How does it change? Why is it important to understand the…