Dr. Barry Vacker is an associate professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Temple University. His forthcoming book “Spector of the Monolith” is a critique of human civilization through space movies like “2001: A Space Odyssey”, the original “Planet of the Apes” and “Interstellar” . We discuss his book, cosmic nihilism, our place in the universe, the anthropocene and the perfect margarita.
Check out excerpts from “Spector of the Monolith” and other essays by Dr. Vacker:
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