University of California, Riverside

Eaton Science Fiction Conference

Saturday, April 13, 2013

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Session 57: Indian Science Fiction

Hollywood Adaptation or Vedic Technogenesis? The Rise of the Robot in Recent Indian Cinema
Anindita Banerjee, Cornell University
Melodrama, Menace, and Mimicry: Influence of Hollywood on Indian Science Fiction Films
Suparno Banerjee, Texas State University-San Marcos
In Search of Places: The Geografication of Ursula K. Le Guin and the Indian Puranic Narrative
Hema Nair, N.S.S. College for Women

Session 58: Gaming the Future: Science Fiction and Video Games

Pawel Frelik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
Craig B. Jacobsen, Mesa County Community College
Doug Davis, Gordon College
Andrew Ferguson, University of Virginia
Paul Zeitsev, Georgia Tech
Keith Johnson, Georgia Tech

Session 59: Labor and Capital in Science Fiction

The 1980s in Crisis: Cyberpunk and the Critique of Instrumental Hegemony
Chad Andrews, Trent University
Immaterial labor in contemporary SF cinema: The case of Alex Rivera's films
Alfredo Suppia, Federal University of Juiz de Fora
Decolonial Imaginary in the Rhetorical Work of Chicano Speculative Fiction: At the Intersection of Latin American Allegory and US Dystopic SF in a Neoliberal (Near) Future
Ruben Mendoza, University of California, Riverside

Session 60: Memory, Imagination, and Nostalgia in Science Fiction Literature and Film

Michel Gondry: Construction of a limitless imagination
Giuliano Jorge Magalhães Silva, Universidade Federal Fluminense
Ready Reader One? Near Future Science Fiction, Nostalgia and Identification in Ernest Cline's Ready Player One
Melissa Colleen Stevenson, Stanford University

Session 61: Mediation and Transmedia

Media Theory and Genre
Benjamin Robertson, University of Colorado-Boulder
Transmedia Automatism: Cinematic Motion in Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl
Scott Selisker, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Dis/enchantments of the Mediated Real
Veronica Hollinger, Trent University

Session 62: IATSE Local 800 – the Art Directors Guild - Presents


Moderator: Patrick Sharp
The Art Department - Bringing Imaginary Worlds to Life An "Under-the-Hood" look inside the creative team for a film.
Robert Stromberg
Dylan Cole
Stefan Dechant
Todd Cherniawsky

Session 63: Musical Influences in Science Fiction

"All Along the Watchtower" in/and Battlestar Galactica
Grant Dempsey, University of Western Ontario
"Harmony Endowed with Gifts of the Stars": Kim Stanley Robinson's The Memory of Whiteness and the Sampler
Nicholas Laudadio, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Buddy Holly as Science-Fiction Metaphor
Nathaniel Williams, University of California, Davis


Break: 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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