Sci-Friday #126 – Top Gun Star Wars Mash-Up – Fun Scifi Stuff

Sci-Friday #126 - Top Gun Star Wars Mash-Up - Fun Scifi Stuff

Enjoy this Top Gun Star Wars Mash-up and other fun scifi stuff for Sci-Friday. Watching this reminded me of many hours soaking in some of those 80s classics with my butt parked in a sagging, dusty movie theater seat. Music and movies are cultural communication devices that we use to express ourselves. Fun fact about …

‘All the Things I Could Not Say’ – Storytelling Power

I’m doing research on an upcoming blog post about storytelling tools but this video deserves a post of its own. Honolulu Civil Beat let a number of people share their story about personal relationships with mental illness. Mariko Chang is the Major Gifts Manager at Honolulu Civil Beat and shared her own story about her …

Sci-Friday #125 – All Hail Gonk! Fun Scifi Stuff

Sci-Friday #125 - All Hail Gonk! Fun Scifi Stuff

We made it through the week! Time for more fun scifi stuff – today we’ll pay tribute to an undersung hero of Star Wars: All Hail Gonk! Gonk droids, according to StarWars.Fandom were GNK power droids, an Industrial Automaton knockoff of the successful EG-6 power droid. The GNK power droid derives its name from the …

Sage Scifi 101A – Elevating Science Fiction

Sage Scifi 101A - Elevating Science Fiction

Beautiful sunny day in Eugene, so let’s not waste it on negativity even though there’s a million things to hate about Reminisence. Rather, let’s talk about elevating science fiction by embracing the concept of ‘sage scifi.’ If sages are the ‘wise fools’ of life, then surely science fiction is ready for some of that wise …

Sci-Friday #124 – Ocean Cleanup – Solarpunk IRL

Today’s Sci-Friday isn’t about a specific movie or TV show. Rather, let’s look at something cool and Solarpunk: The Ocean Cleanup is an IRL way that people are undoing the damage to our precious home, Earth. The Ocean Cleanup aims to clean up what is already polluting our oceans through means of a passive fleet …

Are Space Elevators Real?

As I mentioned before in other posts about Cinderellavator, the story will take place around mankind’s first space elevator. You might be asking yourself ‘are space elevators real?’ Perfectly rational question, and fortunately for us, the geeks at New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology have actually looked into this. In a 2016 paper, they …