MemberLars Schmeink

…Cyberpunk and Visual Culture
Cyberpunk science fiction emerged in a decade that saw an unprecedented ascendency of visual and virtual media in popular culture. Within the expansive mediascape of the 1980s and 1990s, cyberpunk’s aesthetics took firm root, relying heavily on visual motifs for its near-future splendor saturated in media technologies, both re…
…es and Degenerate Strategies in The Hunger Games.” Critical Insights: The Hunger Games Trilogy. Ed. Lana Whited. Amenia: Grey House, 2016. 224-38.

2015       “Cyberpunk and Dystopia: William Gibson’s Neuromancer (1984)”. Dystopia, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalypse: Classics – New Tendencies – Model Interpretations. Ed. Eck…

MemberHamish Cameron

…y and Empire in a Romano-Iranian Borderland. (Brill, 2019).

Chapters and Articles

“Shadowrun (Case Study)” in McFarlane, Murphy, and Schmeink, The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture (Routledge, 2019).

“Founder of Babylon and Master of Asia: Semiramis in Strabo’s Geography.” AHB 33.3-4 (2019), 127-141.

“The Presentation of M…

Hamish began his study of the ancient world in Christchurch, continued it in Los Angeles, road-tripped with it to Maine via the Midwest, and has now returned with it to Wellington. Thematically, he studies movement, borderlands, networks, geography and imperialism. Geographically, he explores the Eastern Mediterranean, Southwest Asia/the Near East and Rome. Chronologically, he investigates the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Philologically, he enjoys cultural allusions and tricola. No, tetracola… Wait, I’ll come in again… Hamish received his PhD in Classics from the University of Southern California in 2014 where he wrote a dissertation examining the representation of “Mesopotamia” as a borderland in Imperial Roman geographic writing of the first four centuries CE. His monograph on the subject has now been published: Making Mesopotamia: Geography and Empire in a Romano-Iranian Borderland (Brill 2019). He received his MA from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2006 with a thesis on the arrival of Roman power in Cilicia. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Technology (2011) from the USC Spatial Sciences Institute. He has participated in two survey seasons in Greece and in specialist conferences on digital geography, borderlands, networks, religion, and Cilicia. Hamish has taught classes in History and Classical Languages dealing with topics from the Bronze Age to the Information Age. He is interested in the applied methodologies of digital humanities, especially digital geography, the digital dissemination of academic information, and the pedagogy of tabletop games. He also designs boardgames and roleplaying games.

MemberRafael Venancio

…icidade, propaganda e o rádio: analítica e pragmática da linguagem de um gênero radiofônico. Acta Científica (Patos de Minas), v. 5, p. 131-153, 2013.46. VENANCIO, R. D. O.. Cyberpunk entre literatura e matemática: processos comunicacionais da literatura massiva na crítica científica da realidade. Conexão (UCS), v. 12, p. 171-184, 2013.47. VENANCIO…