Our Lives on Earth Essay
Conflicts of Future Relationships
This piece is based on a specific portion from my Op-Ed. The three paragraphs detailed the moral questioning surrounding humans being in romantic and/or sexual relationships with aliens or robots; it came about with certain pieces of representation in sci-fi media. To convey the overall topic, I did a digital art piece featuring a robot, a human, and an alien interacting in a somewhat romantic way. The piece was titled "Is This Okay?", asking a question that I wished for readers to answer, I attempted to provide a medium for people to write their own opinions and thoughts about the topic. I did have two versions of the art piece, the one shown here is the newer of the two, it has a softer color palette and style more akin to fan art ships (yeah, it’s pretty bad).
While I wouldn't say that I necessarily learned anything new from this project, I did get a chance to write down something that I had only briefly questioned. Because I used this project to pay more attention to these weird occurrences, I've made myself and maybe other people more aware of this subject when it comes to science fiction works depicting aliens or robots. It could also bring up more questions when it comes to the more realistic futures of humans. I would write more, but then I'd be rambling.
I feel like I definitely could have written more in my Op-Ed, only word count limitations stopped me. It could have had more context and detail, it would be better.