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.
- Clifford Ando and Jörg Rüpke bring history and sociology into a shared focus.
- The 2013-14 Annual report is available to download.
- October 10, 2014Patricia Brosseau-Liard's (GC 08-09) study of kindergarten kids showed that there is a big difference in the ability of four and five year-olds in determining when adults are lying.
- October 09, 2014Dr. Judith G. Hall, OC, Emerita Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, UBC and Foundation Fellow of the College, is one of six inductees honoured at the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in London, Ontario.