Why Are We Afraid of Self-Driving Cars? BCM310 Research Proposal

The future is well on its way, and it looks like that future is going to be fully autonomous. We’re getting closer and closer to a world in which self-driving cars will share the road with regular drivers. In fact, it might be here sooner than you might think. Based on current claims it looks … Continue reading Why Are We Afraid of Self-Driving Cars? BCM310 Research Proposal

The Benefits, Disadvantages, and Ethical Dilemmas of Self-Driving Cars

Picture this: you’re in your car, heading through the city. Maybe you’re on your way home from a long day at work. You see a group of pedestrians crossing ahead so you begin to slow down, only your brakes aren’t working. You furiously pump the brake-pedal but nothing happens, and you’re getting closer and closer … Continue reading The Benefits, Disadvantages, and Ethical Dilemmas of Self-Driving Cars

Documentaries, Anthropomorphism and Conservation

The year was 1948. The year Jean Negulesco’s Johhny Belinda and John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre tied for “Best Picture” at the Golden Globes. This was also the year that the Walt Disney Company released their first True Life Adventures nature documentary, Seal Island. It was the first in what would be … Continue reading Documentaries, Anthropomorphism and Conservation

Carcassonne – A Game of Luck and Strategy

2001 was a very important year for German board game designer, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede. It was the year in which Carcassonne, his first board game, saw widespread commercial success after receiving two prestigious board game awards. So, what are these awards? And why was it important that Carcassonne won them? The first award that Carcassonne received … Continue reading Carcassonne – A Game of Luck and Strategy