Friday, January 8, 2010

Inspired? Did You Look Twice?

How does the Inspired Bicycles presentation relate to your world? Can it connect with your academic endeavors? Did it make you look twice? Did it inspire and motivate you? Other reactions? Please connect and comment using complete sentences. (This blog post should be completed by Monday, January 11th, 2010 at 2:30p.m.)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

What Is Your Definition Of Science Fiction?

Robert A. Heinlein, author and critic:
Science fiction is "realistic speculation about possible future events, based solidly on adequate knowledge of the real world, past and present, and on a thorough understanding of the nature and significance of the scientific method" (quoted by Knight in Bishop, Nebula Awards 25, 3).

Theodore Sturgeon, author:
"'A good science-fiction story is a story about human beings, with a human problem, and a human solution, which would not have happened at all without its science content'" (as quoted in Atheling, More Issues, 12).

George Hay
"Science fiction is what you find on the shelves in the library marked science fiction."

(Aforementioned quotes were borrowed from Dr. Agatha Taormina's web page):

Which of these quotations aligns with your definition of Science Fiction? Please respond thoughtfully using references to class discussion, prior knowledge, science fiction literature, science fiction films, etc... Type using complete sentences. This blog response is due by 6th hour Friday, January 8th, 2010.