In class, Jake had mentioned something to the effect of about how fictional media plays a role in reverse engineering of technology from that work of fiction (I forget his specific example). That got me thinking about how star trek has things that have caused the same thing like with the cell phone and I elaborated on that in class so I would like to do my project on that. My thesis statement so far is: The world of Star trek manages the threats of a technologically advanced society, conveys its narratives (within the series), influences the technology that’s developed today and questions societal norms.
I’d definitely include some books on this subject, though I don’t have any specific ones picked out yet. I did a PittCat search on this subject the other day and I got a ton of results that hopefully are helpful to support my thesis. I also intend to use material from Bill Joy and maybe Lyotard.