David T. Fortin's Architecture and Science-Fiction Film: Philip K. Dick and PDF

By David T. Fortin

the house is considered one of our such a lot enduring human paradoxes and is dropped at mild tellingly in science-fiction (SF) writing and picture. in spite of the fact that, whereas similarities and crossovers among structure and SF have proliferated in the course of the prior century, the house is frequently overshadowed by means of the spectacle of 'otherness'. The learn of the accepted (home) in the alien (SF) creates a special cultural lens by which to mirror on our present architectural situation. SF has continually been associated with alienation; despite the fact that, the stipulations of such alienation, and therefore notions of domestic, have obviously replaced. there's frequently a perceived comprehension of the popular that atrophies the inquisitive and interpretive strategies normally activated while confronting the unusual. hence, by using the estranging characteristics of SF to examine an idea inherently associated with its perceived contrary - the house - a different severe research with specific relevance for modern structure is made possible.

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