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SFM 2018: Futures of Science Fiction
Transcript of SFM 2018: Futures of Science Fiction
Final exam: a reminder
The End in Numbers
Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015
Bong Joon-ho, 2013
Aleksei Yuryevich German, (2000-) 2013
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, 1964
Luc Besson, 2017
Neill Blomkamp, 2015
Ari Folman, 2013
More super heroes!
Less White Males?
Iain (M.) Banks
The Culture novels
aka Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
Instrumentality of Mankind
Budget: 13 M$
Profit: 44 M$
Budget: 5 M$
Profit: 9 M$
Budget: 5 000$
Profit: 841 000$
Budget: 50 000$
Profit: 584 881$
a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes (Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
2 open questions to choose from 3 in total
+ 4 short questions
Please choose and answer two (2) questions from the following. For each answer, you must provide a structured essay using at least 3 precise media examples from the lectures, in addition to examples from your personal knowledge. Concepts from the course must also be used.
The word-limit for each answer is 500 (-/+10%).
READ THE QUESTIONS!
What the CIA got right and wrong about the world in 2015
On the difficulty of predictions
mathematical study of the reactions of human conglomerates in response to economic and social stimuli.
Isaac Asimov, Foundation trilogy
"I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.” — H.G. Wells in 1901
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." – Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
Mischa Rozema, 2015
Thank you for this term!
Live long and prosper!
"No way will Emmanuel Macron become President of France!"
- Etienne Augé, 2016
Is predicting the future possible?
NASA, Application-controlled demand paging for out-of-core visualization (1997)
data sets are generally quite large, taxing the capacities of main memory, local disk, and even remote disk. We call this the problem of big data. When data sets do not fit in main memory (in core), or when they do not fit even on local disk, the most common solution is to acquire more resources.
XXIst Century Powers
XIXth Century Powers
A pretty sure shot
Oats Studios, 2017
Welcome to the love resort
Ultimatum from the UE to the Norwegian PM
Are you attracted to me?
The Boy you were