About Me

Shana Heinricy

shanagreen2I am a media scholar, particularly focusing on television, so I watch an awful lot of television.  My current research project focuses on citizenship, the body, and makeover television.  I’m interested in how people discuss the ways that the body intersects with technology and what that says about various cultures’ fears and hopes about technology.  This is why I find cyborgs in sci-fi really fascinating.  I’ve published an article on sci-fi in Battlestar Gallactica and Philosophy: Mission Accomplished or Mission Frakked Up? (2008) titled “I, Cyborg” and I hope to publish more in this line of research.

I am writing my dissertation for my doctorate in Communication and Culture from Indiana University. I have a master’s in Communication from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s in Philosophy and Classics from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. I like school.

I’ve been a big sci-fi fan since I was a child, with my mother loving Star Trek.  To me, sci-fi allows me to explore the possibilities of existence, of what may be.  Clearly this blog, Sci-Fi Lessons, is not scholarly.  But it is a place for me to present my musings, which are informed by my scholarly interests.

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3 responses to “About Me

  1. loved the blog, interesting, am I invisible?

  2. Its interesting, you can combine lessons and they still have a hint of universal truth… such as this…

    Say a person accidently becomes invisible, we can tell what they are going to do by what clothes they are wearing… Say they are not hot and wearing leather we can tell that they will use this accident for their own gain. And if the device that malfunctioned has a red light that is flashing we can assume that this person my have a chance of becoming perminently invisible. Which considering they are not hot and wearing leather might be bad.

  3. Hey, Shana–love your musings! I’ll keep checking back to see what’s new–and let me know whenever you get back to B’ton–lunch?

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