Tech in the News: GATECH Prof: Looking For the Science in Sci-Fi

Lisa Yaszek

Posted May 11, 2018

External Article: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Lisa Yaszek, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at Georgia Institute of Technology, was featured in The Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 10, article, “Ga. Tech prof: Looking for the science in sci-fi.” The School of Literature Media, and Communication is part of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

Excerpt:

Yaszek is part of a new AMC series called “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” which airs on Monday nights at 10 p.m.

In the six episodes she is among the celebrities and scientists talking about aliens, time travel, outer space, dystopian futures, monsters, and “intelligent machines.”

In “Aliens” Cameron captures a world in which corporate greed tramples on the human spirit and yet the spirit bounces back.

“I like ‘Aliens,’” she said. “I feel it created the look of the future that made sense -- maybe not scientific accuracy but social accuracy. What if corporations went into space?”

For the full article, visit the Atlanta Journal-Constitution website.