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Icons of Science Fiction at the EMP Museum

Rounding out our favorite exhibits at the EMP Museum was the Icons of Science Fiction. The Horror exhibit was centered around the types of monsters and evils in the horror stories. The Fantasy exhibit was centered around the archetypical characters of the genre. The Science Fiction exhibit was organized around big questions that science fiction asks.

Science Fiction is the Literature of Ideas

Walking into the exhibit you go through rays of light like you’re going through hyperspace or going to warp speed. From there, unlike the dark and horrible sounds of the Horror exhibit, or like the muted tones and forest decor of the Fantasy exhibit, it’s stark white, with bright colors, and clean. The areas are collected around books and themes, with the books shown, and quotes as well. I loved it.

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G is for GLaDOS

GDavid and I have both loved the Portal games and one of the greatest characters in both games is GLaDOS. She is the evil super computer that just wants to keep running tests and doing science because that is what she is meant to do. In Portal 2 you are introduced to the co-op mode where you are playing two robots going through the test. The robots were created by GLaDOS so she could test without humans around. The interesting thing about this character is her single minded purpose, as well as her insults, and uncaring whether you actually survive. She honestly makes for such a great part of playing the game. Continue reading