Im Sammelband von Jasmin Hasselt und Thomas Schärtl publizierte ich einen Beitrag zur Science-Fiction-Filme des neuen Jahrtausends unter politologischem Blickwinkel. Ich analysiere dabei die Filme “Equilibrium”, “Children of Men”, “Code 46”, “District 9” und “Cargo”.
Hermann, Isabella (2014): Science-Fiction-Filme des neuen Jahrtausends unter politologischem Blickwinkel, in: Hasselt, Jasmin und Schärtl, Thomas (Hrsg.): Religion und Philosophie im Spiegel zeitgenössischer Science Fiction. Aschendorff Verlag, S. 99-119.
Auf dem Blog “MNU Planet” veröffentlichte ich einen Kommentar zur Verbindung von Tödlichen Autonomen Waffensystemen und dystopischen Science-Fiction-Filmen mit dem Titel: “The Dystopian Science-Fiction Link to Killer Robots”.
This article is published as part of Fridays With MUNPlanet, and its special series dedicated to world politics. The aim of this series is to bring you the analysis of global affairs by the established and upcoming scholars, decision-makers and policy analysts from various world regions. This week, Isabella Hermannin her article tackles the problem of lethal authonomous weapons (LAWS) and discusses the key positions in the current public campaigns and early discussions about what these robots could mean in the future. The author argues that “the discussion about killer robots is a science fiction discourse which literally is about future technological implications, even though the course is set right now”, and points to the key questions that may raise ethical and practical considerations , and concludes that “the development of LAWS has fundamental ethical and strategic implications, but science-fiction-movies are just and action-loaded and effect-hasing dystopian version of the future not a logical consequence of using machines in war and combat zones.”
Auf dem Blog “MNU Planet” veröffentlichte ich einen Kommentar darüber, wie Science-Fiction-Filme unsere gesellschaftspolitischen Herausforderungen und Problematiken widerspiegeln: “What Science Fiction can tell us about World Politics”.
This article is published as part of Fridays With MUNPlanet, and its special series dedicated to world politics. The aim of this series is to bring you the analysis of global affairs by the established and upcoming scholars, decision-makers and policy analysts from various world regions. This week, Isabella Hermann writes about popular culture and its being a valuable lens for understanding world politics. By drawing on the science-fiction classics such as Star Trek or the more recent movies (Children of Men, Matrix, The Congress, World War Z, District 9, Code 46, Cargo, Gattaca) the author addresses the important questions of international relations such as borders and identities, governance and future of the state, and encounters with the other and different . She argues that science fiction enables us to “play and think through the dangers and possible solutions – or even act as avant-garde for social developments.”