Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame

In a tremendously awful-looking Frank Gehry structure stationed in the tourist hub of Seattle, WA exists the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. Actually, it’s more of a smaller part of what is called the Experience Music Project, a sort of rock-n-roll hall of fame with the largest collection of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia.

The Science Fiction Museum, an addition to the EMP replacing “a motion platform ride featuring funk music”, showcases a few different sections focused around major themes in science fiction. While originally excited about a public museum of science fiction (one of only two in the world), all evidence thus far points to this place being pretty underwhelming, not to mention there is a fifteen-dollar admission fee. We could probably blame Paul Allen for that.

However, the online list of categorized science fiction work is totally worth checking out.

Maybe my dollars would be better spent getting weirded out at the new Scientology chruch on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Yes. This place is real.

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Do Android Hunters Dream of Custom Robotic Wildlife?

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“Of course, some of their animals consisted of electronic circuitry fakes, too; he had of course never nosed into the matter, any more than they, his neighbors, had pried into the real workings of his sheep. Nothing could be more impolite. To say, ‘Is your sheep genuine?’ would be a worse breach of manners than to inquire whether a citizen’s teeth, hair, or internal organs would test out authentic.”

 

Reading Philip K. Dicks “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep“, the novel “Bladerunner” is loosely based off of, I was brought back to an article I read in Wired about electronic animals being manufactured by Custom Robotic Wildlife. The electronic workings of these robotic, remote-controlled robots are covered in  the hide of various animals, the product line including bears, foxes, and deer, “combining technology, creativity and the art of taxidermy”. With multiple purposes ranging from decoys to catch illegal hunters to creepy mall displays, these android animals come across as strikingly life-like.

Probably the perfect wildlife accessory to go with your Real Doll.