Religion and Biological Limits in Post-Humanity: 'Her' and 'Transcendence' | 17 Jun 2014 // 8:14 PM

Post-humanism, transhumanism, and the stakes of religion in the digital age intersect in Her and Transcendence, hinting at radical societal change to come.


'Transcendence' Is a High-Tech Mess of Subplots | 21 Aug 2014 // 1:00 AM

Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice.

Johnny Depp Is Ubiquitous Not Only in Real Life, but in 'Transcendence', Too | 18 Apr 2014 // 2:30 AM

The decision to preserve the consciousness of Johnny Depp's AI researcher is a Frankenstein- and Skynet-like Very Bad Idea.


Five Reasons Why 'Transcendence' Failed | 22 Apr 2014 // 4:30 AM

It could have been a late April sleeper. Instead, Johnny Depp's sci-fi thriller failed to ignite the box office. Here are five reasons why.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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