In collaboration with the Georgia Tech Library and other interested parties across the Institute, LMC faculty are working on several initiatives to grow the unit’s reputation as a major center for science fiction studies. Professor Yaszek and other members of the Georgia Tech community are currently working with MV Media and Roaring Lion Productions to produce Rite of Passage, the first-ever full-length “steamfunk” film. Future plans include the creation of a science fiction studies minor based on classes already offered by LMC faculty members and the development of a masters program that combines courses in science fiction studies, science and technology studies and archival research methods with lab-based research experiences. Science fiction studies programs are increasingly popular both in the United States and abroad, but most are housed within traditional English departments. Georgia Tech’s extant science fiction resources, along with LMC’s commitment to interdisciplinary humanistic inquiry and the unit’s history of working productively with other colleges across campus, guarantees that the Institute can make a unique contribution to this growing field of study.
For further information about science fiction initiatives at Georgia Tech, please contact Professor Lisa Yaszek at firstname.lastname@example.org.