The only reason Keir Hansen really wants the ability to time travel is to be able to get to all the content the geek community creates in a single day. A web dork and hack pixel-pusher by day, all spare hours are devoted to absorbing film and television, reading and writing sci-fi, a smattering of gaming, unlicensed attempts at mixology, culinary adventures, and novice cat wrangling.
He was once accused of being a "Jack of all trades", but that sounded too much like actual work, and the accuser has since been sacked. His particular passions include Whovianism (classic and new), the complete works of Douglas Adams, and anyone who offers a free sample of wine and/or chocolate, even when unmarked white vans are involved. (It's okay. He can run really quickly.)

Podcasts: Gallifrey Public Radio

Episode 39: Space For Everyone

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Some initial facts to chew on: population distribution by ethnicity puts caucasians at roughly 60% in the United States, and below 33% globally, according to census data and CIA factbooks between 2010 and the present. That means that by ethnic identification, 40% of Americans and 66% of the world recognizes itself as non-white. Now go to the movie theater, video game shop, comic book rack, or convention center, and see if the math holds true. Something feel a little out of joint? There have been great strides made in the wide scope of science fiction over the last 50 years with regard to incorporating people of color. Often in step with historic advances in civil rights, political awareness, and a more vocal and interactive global community, the entertainment industry has likewise moved forward to present stories and characters that better represent the diversity of the human race — both present day, and in the future. So how far have we really come? Who has led, and is still leading, the efforts to progress further towards true representation of all ethnicities in science fiction? And how far are we from where we ought to be? Joined by writer Tai Gooden, we look at the past, present, and future of diversity in science fiction through all media.



keir ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Excessive talker on @InDefenseCast and @GallifreyRadio as well as numerous @GonnaGeek network guest appearances. Love child of Peter Pan and Pollyanna. ?

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Comment

 

— required *

— required *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Pop Culture Cosmos Episode #98
Posted July 16th, 2018 -
We talk the future of Amazon Prime Day the Overwatch League gets primetime with Disney ABC and ESPN why you should be excited for a Hopesfall return we list the movement to combat the Netflix juggernaut ...
Better Podcasting #139 – ID3 Tag Breakdown
Posted July 15th, 2018 -
This week we get technical as we break down ID3 tags line by line, and discuss how they apply to podcasters. We also share the results of a few samples that we did on how various podcasts use ID3 tags. In ...
ATGN 320 – The One From The Bathroom
Posted July 15th, 2018 -
Willie is live from an interesting location this week and is quick to share his opinion on the controversy surrounding r/thanosdidnothingwrong.  Meanwhile Chris has the latest on Nintendo’s ...
PCC Multiverse #76
Posted July 15th, 2018 -
Can The Rock leap a SkyScraper to success over AntMan and the Wasp and Hotel Transylvania 3 should Sony focus on Entertainment or Electronics does the Fortnite and CrossPlay controversy really matter plus ...
PUGCast 62 — The MurderBearsCast
Posted July 14th, 2018 -
Yub nub motherfucker. Intro: – T-shirt check News – We pass the buck on talking about the ArenaNet firings (hint: fuck ArenaNet). – Niantic will release Ingress-themed animated series ...
GonnaGeek.com Show #246 – Gonna Creep Chris By Hacking His Camera
Posted July 13th, 2018 -
SP is away this week, but have no fear, GFQ Network’s Sunkast is here to fill in. This week we discuss major iOS standby battery problem, Airbus possibly doing a Mars mission, the premiere of Ant-Man ...
Episode 121 – So You Want To Create Content?
Posted July 12th, 2018 -
So you to want to create content? This week we discuss what it takes to start a podcast and what it takes to continue a podcast as well! A lot of these topics I discuss can apply to Youtube videos and ...
Classic Rewatch: Planet of Evil
Posted July 12th, 2018 -
In the world of science fiction, antimatter has been a nearly limitless source of ideas. It can be used to power devices of all kinds, mutate entire ecosystems, rewrite the very timeline, and in extreme ...
The Incredibles
Posted July 12th, 2018 -
In 2004, Pixar Studios worked with Iron Giant director Brad Bird on his first 3-D animation film known as The Incredibles. The film about a family of superpowered humans quickly became benchmark for both ...
Legends Podcast #380; Pandorum (Sci-Fi)
Posted July 12th, 2018 -
In the distant future, a man wakes up in a pod after a thousand years of suspended animation and encounters bug-eyed mutants and a world he doesn’t recognize. Bad news, everyone! We’re not talking ...
90 Why We Choose RPGs Over Other Games
Posted July 12th, 2018 -
Lacey, James, Lee and Carrie talk through why we choose to play RPGs instead of other games when given the choice. We look at what elements of other games we enjoy to can bring into our RPGs.   Twitter ...
90 Why We Choose RPGs Over Other Games
Posted July 12th, 2018 -
Lacey, James, Lee and Carrie talk through why we choose to play RPGs instead of other games when given the choice. We look at what elements of other games we enjoy to can bring into our RPGs.   Twitter ...