Tech in the News: Who Put All These Banjos In My Sci-Fi Game?

Lisa Yaszek

Posted August 6, 2020

External Article: Polygon

Lisa Yaszek, Regents Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was interviewed for Polygon's video "Who Put All These Banjos in My Sci-Fi Game?", which was posted Aug. 6, 2020 on YouTube.

Yaszek, who was promoted to Regents Professor this past spring, focuses on the intersection and representation of social issues in science fiction media. In this video, posted to a popular video game blog and channel, she discusses the common thematic elements of Westerns and science fiction.

Excerpt:

"Going forward unto the frontier becomes a way to really reinvent yourself – to invent a new future ... You see that translate so easily into science fiction, where you go out into the space frontier, the galactic frontier, and you get to meet people from all different kinds of planets."

Watch the full video here.