The Fiction of Ideas
Read: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin or Babel 17 by Samuel R. Delaney. There are selected short stories on the course resource page. Post a response on your blog.
Writing Assignment: The readings for this week emphasize the fiction of ideas. What ideas or mind experiments were explored in the works you read for this week? What were some of the implications or consequences of those ideas for those of us living today? Remember to add a comment to another student's blog.
Challenging Short Novel choice: Read Accelerando by Charles Stross (available free).
In Class Movies: Dark City dir. Alex Proyas , A Scanner Darkly dir. Richard Linklater (2006)
- Featured Movie: Farenheit 451 dir. Francois Truffaut (1966) or Alphaville dir. Jean-Luc Godard (1965)