This is it! The last “day” of new material. Your Essay #2 Final is Due Monday, 6/24, so I hope to have feedback on your drafts to you by today.
Watch These and Think
- Red Hot Chili Peppers “Californication” (1999)
I go to watch a trailer for the new Fallout 76 video game…pretty cool.
- GTA: San Andreas “Area 69” walkthrough (2005)
There’s not too much to highlight about these videos. I’m more interested in your take on them, so don’t forget to post on Canvas. Here’s the prompt:
Last post!!! In 250 words, please reflect on the following prompt before Friday, 6/22 by 11:00 pm.
Video games are quite often science fiction related. Players use futuristic weapons, travel in hi-tech vehicles, and boost their health immediately. The music Video: Red Hot Chili Peppers “Californication” (1999) is a comment of American culture, and it’s set in a video game engine similar to the Grand Theft Auto “sandbox” games. The video game sequence from the GTA: San Andreas “Area 69” walkthrough (2005) is a parody of science fiction tropes (the government hiding alien secrets).
Consider our other texts (especially the virtual reality ones) and comment on why video games are a more interactive and immersive technology for indulging in science fiction themes.
Your Essay #2 Final is Due Monday, 6/24 on Canvas in .docx or .pdf format. Hope you enjoyed the material this summer term. Take a look at the reading lists for other science fiction courses I teach if you want more reading or viewing to bring joy (or despair…it happens) to your lives.