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Dickstopia: a Cornell Cinema Film Series

Cornell Cinema presents a film series of the dystopian realities of Philip K. Dick. While Blade Runner cannot be presented due to copyright issues, four other movie adaptaions of Dick's work will be presented. Dickstopia: The Dystopian Realities of Philip K. Dick

Utopia/Dystopia: a Cornell Cinema Film Series

Utopia is a name for an ideal community or society, which is taken from Utopia, a book written in 1516 by Sir Thomas More describing a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean, possessing a seemingly perfect socio-politico-legal system. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempted to create an ideal society, and fictional societies portrayed in literature. It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia. Utopia/Dystopia

Android Lectures

On August 22 during freshman orientation, students will attend one of six “Android Lectures” given by faculty from all over campus...more

Philip K. Dick exhibition in Kroch Library

The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is pleased to announce the opening of the online version of the exhibition “Android Dreams: Philip K. Dick and Ridley Scott's Replicant Futures”  In support of this year’s New Student Reading Project, the exhibition traces the history of the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and its translation to screen and pop immortality with books and artifacts drawn from the Library’s rare book and manuscript collections.

The physical exhibition will open next week, and will remain on view from August 19 through October 8, Carl A. Kroch Library level 2B.

The Case for Relationships

Created from themes found in this year’s New Student Reading Project book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, this exhibit explores some of the current scientific efforts to preserve the wild kingdom and encourages the viewer to ponder the role of animals, real or mechanical, in our everyday lives.  On display at the Carol Tatkon Center Art Gallery August 20 through October 8.

Community Events

Tompkins County Public Library announces Community Read selection

"Tompkins County Public Library has announced the selection of Philip K. Dick's popular science fiction novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" as the 2010 Community Read." ―The Ithaca Journal

Tompkins County Public Library 2010 Community Read

"By popular request, the Tompkins County Public Library hosts the 9th annual Community Read. The Library, working in conjunction with Cornell University's New Student Reading Project, brings Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? to Ithaca and Tompkins County."―Tompkins County Public Library