If you want to understand the ethical implications of Google Glass,…

Several years ago, scifi filmmaker and videogame designer Jim Munroe wrote a film called Infest Wisely, an anthology of short movies about the near future. "Early Adopter" is a story about a woman who ingests nanobots that allow her to take pictures with her eyes, invisibly, without anyone realizing she's filming… » 3/14/13 5:53pm 3/14/13 5:53pm

A brilliant, satirical indie flick about the future of dead-end jobs

Last week marked the debut of Jim Munroe's latest indie flick, Ghosts with Shit Jobs, at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival. It played to a rapturous, sold-out crowd, and for good reason: As one of the festival organizers said, it's rare to see really smart, biting science fiction satire these days. Made for a budget of… » 5/15/12 11:16am 5/15/12 11:16am

The Rapture is Real, Angels Have Machine Guns, and Dogs Can Talk

Imagine what would happen if all the right-wing Christians suddenly floated up into the sky, and your wiccan lesbian neighbors could suddenly do real magic. That's the premise of magic realist/scifi/defies description graphic novel Therefore Repent!, written by the awesome scifi author Jim Munroe and drawn… » 5/21/08 5:45pm 5/21/08 5:45pm

Science Fiction That Changed Political Rhetoric Forever

As we ramp up for election season, it's time to consider how science fiction has changed the face of politics. In California, where I live, we recently elected a science fiction actor Governor, but that's not what I mean. The question is, can science fiction change politics in the way other rhetoric does? We asked… » 1/07/08 9:42am 1/07/08 9:42am