INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER KEVIN B. LEE

INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER KEVIN B. LEE

Kevin B. Lee, a filmmaker and film critic who has produced almost 200 video essays exploring film and media, has been called “King of the Video Essays” by the New York Times. In 2014, Lee released “Transformers: The Premake,” a twenty-five minute exploration and critique that begins with amateur fan-made YouTube videos and expands into the financial and cultural implications of Transformers 4 before the juggernaut even hit theaters, all via computer screen… read more >>

Interview Part 2: Alia Gee on the New Sub-Genre Solarpunk

Suncatcher Cover

Alia Gee’s short story Buffalo Gals, about women working the solar fields of the Kansas desert, has been kindly but firmly rejected by all the best sf magazines. I’ve got a handful of short stories set in the Suncatcher universe, and I’m about 10k into Suncatcher’s sequel, Windjammer, but the pace is glacial… read more >>

Interview Part 1: Sheryl Kaleo on the New Sub-Genre Solarpunk

Solarpunk

Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople… read more >>