Classic science fiction is full of weird imagery and tropes — including the trope of the woman inside the glass tube or case, which The Fifth Element played with a fair bit. And there's a whole blog devoted to "Sci-Fi Women in Tubes." Check out some of the weird and titillating tube art below.
Posthuman Blues by Mac Tonnies was one of our favorite blogs. Since Tonnies' untimely death in 2009, friends and fans have gone to great lengths to preserve a copy of the entire site, showing how digital creations can live on after their creators. The New York Times Magazine has the thought-provoking story.
If you're interested in science fiction drama without any fancy flashes and bangs, check out Doing Time, a stage play that opens in Halifax tonight. Doing Time takes place in the future, when computers have become smarter than humans. The main character, Leda, is an amnesiac who may or may not be in prison. It could…