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Procrastination Corner: Editors’ Top Picks #1

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Every fortnight the Tharunka editorial team compiles the best media we’ve been avoiding and/or complementing our studies with. Have fun! Books  Axel: The Mysteries of Udolpho (Ann Radcliffe 1794): One of the OG Gothic horror writers, and originator of the genre terms ‘horror’ and ‘terror’. It’s very 18th Century (archetypal, …

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Science FACT-ion #5: Cyborgs

By Riley Hughes “Part man. Part Machine. All Cop.”– Robocop (1987) Beep, boop, beepity, boop. Cyborgs! The fusion of man and machine. The mythos of the cyborg is a relatively new one, with Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Man That Was All Used Up (1843) perhaps being one of …

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Science FACT-ion #4: Artificial Intelligence

By Riley Hughes “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that”. – HAL 9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey) Artificial Intelligence has perhaps become one of the most used tropes in science fiction. Whether it be as murderous robots (The Terminator (1984) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)), or as …

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