Tag Archives: queer science

Darmouth Futures of American Studies: Here Now, Thinking in Real Time

So I’m at the Darmouth Institute for the week, in my dorm room at the moment, furiously typing at 2:30 AM.  This makes sense. There’s so much to think about with 2 plenary sessions a day (6 presenters in total) and a seminar in the afternoon that meets daily. It’s only the second day and I’ve been so […]

Solaris (1972) and Queer Science

I watched Tarkovsky’s film adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s 1961 novel, Solaris, today and I think it warrants a blog-post. The film follows Kris, aptly given the surname Kelvin, who is a scientist of Solaris, a peculiar electro-magnetic ocean on a foreign planet. The project lasts for years with a space ship and scientists commissioned to orbit Solaris in order to better […]