Articles tagged philip k. dick

16 Oct 2014 // 11:26 AM

Amazon Bets on Bold Programming to Woo TV Viewers

Amazon has made its fortune offering consumers a safe way to spend their money. When it comes to television production, though, the company is making a name for itself by taking on some of the riskiest projects coming out of Hollywood.

READ more
Philip K. Dick’s ‘Radio Free Albemuth’ Finally Reaches the Silver Screen

Like the book that inspired it, Radio Free Albemuth works as a vindicating love letter to spiritual seekers who feel that humanity is capable of more than the Orwellian rat race.

READ more
The Beatification of Philip K. Dick

Fueled by his science fiction work, by his mystical aura and his growing legend, the cult of Philip K. Dick continues to expand.

READ more
Days Till Retirement: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep #23

There's a cognitive dissonance between Parker's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Ridley Scott's BladeRunner, because Parker's adaptation is a direct adaptation of each word in Dick's original text.

READ more
Philip K. Dick’s Defense of Video Games

Philip K. Dick’s fiction is a defense of the validity of video games because despite the fact that they are not real, his stories argue that there is still something valid in the artificial.

READ more
Future Imperfect by Jason Vest

Dickian, like Kafkaesque, is shorthand for events that share the mood of the author’s oeuvre. In Dick’s case: paranoia, fried existentialism, and way-down-the-rabbit-hole reality shifts.

READ more
The Word of God by Thomas M. Disch

This reads as if Italo Calvino was somewhat slow and raised on MTV, but had tried to write If on a winter’s night a traveler …” , anyway.

READ more

Hollywood’s love affair with the science fiction of Philip K. Dick has spawned eight films from such distinguished talents as Steven Spielberg, John Woo,

READ more

27 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

A Scanner Darkly

Hallucination is not a private matter; it is a a subjective reality, backed with the force of unyielding belief, and it can become consensus reality.

READ more
Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick

By using the previous genocide of the native residents of North America as a futuristic rallying cry for his characters, Dick delivers an interesting epic without a great deal of technical wizardry or speculative mumbo jumbo.

READ more
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Call for Papers: Do You Believe in Life After Auto-Tune?

// Announcements

"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

READ the article