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.
- One of Canada's leading jurists will break bread with resident members and speak on the Canadian court system during her stay at Green College this February.
- In the second talk in the new Green College cross-sectoral consultation on “The Next Urban Planet: Rethinking the City in Time," UBC geographer Jamie Peck checks the vital signs of urban theory and concludes that reports of its death are premature.
- January 29, 2015Applications are currently being accepted for one influential scholar, activist, artist, leader or practitioner for a 4-month residence
- January 29, 2015