Lisa Yaszek: on Mars

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Stories we tell about Mars change over time, and are especially relevant right now.

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With new evidence suggesting the possibility of free-flowing water on Mars and the release of the blockbuster science fiction film The Martian, it seems that everyone has the red planet on their minds these days. LMC professor of science fiction studies Lisa Yaszek talks to the Daily Dot about the sudden resurgence of interest in Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor, showing how the stories we tell ourselves about Mars change over time in tandem with the development of new technologies that quite literally provide new perspectives on the red planet.


The immediate goal of this interview was to provide historical and cultural context for the recent resurgence of interest in Mars. The secondary goes was to demonstrate how faculty in the humanities at Georgia Tech can help us understand scientific, technological, and cultural developments from new perspectives.


Read the full interview here.

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  • Created On: Oct 8, 2015 - 7:43am
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