This week’s screening will feature director Joseph Kosinski's high-tech feast for the senses, TRON: Legacy. The original TRON (1982) was one of the first science fiction texts to visually depict the metaphor of cyberspace as a physical place, and the 2010 sequel surpasses the original in pure spectacle and features a transcendental soundtrack by the legendary Daft Punk. Tying into the Resident Members' Series talk by English MA student Sunny Chan on techno-orientalism in cyberpunk literature, TRON: Legacy is on one level a silly Disney blockbuster, yet on a more surprising level a theoretically complex literalisation of the blurring line between cyber consumers and producers.
- Green Visiting Professors Christine Chambers and Michael Sullivan rethink a chronic problem
- Michael Byers and Rob Huebert discuss sovereignty and security in the first in a series of cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral presentations on changing realities and understandings of the Arctic
- August 28, 2014Vessey, the third Principal since the College’s inception, will oversee a new leading scholars program, pilot projects on the Arctic and world urbanism, and expanded public engagement in collaboration with the Vancouver Institute and Alumni UBC during the coming year.
- July 18, 2014PhD student Jake Wall ('09-'11) uses GPS collars, Google Earth and algorithms he developed to help rangers protect elephants
- August 25, 2014Check back later this fall for blog entries from Green College Resident Members.
- September 26, 2013Since September 2012, Green College has partnered with UBC TREK to support Green College residents in volunteering at Lord Strathcona Elementary School. Lord Strathcona is located in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown, and is the oldest elementary school in Vancouver.