TagPhilip K. Dick

Pixar to adapt Philip K. Dick story for the big screen

[..] Walt Disney’s King of The Elves, based on the Philip K. Dick story about a gas station attendant who receives a knock on the door one rainy night. It’s a group of elves. Small, maybe a foot tall each. They are all green, with leaves and foliage growing off of them. They beg him for shelter from the storm. Despite his better judgment he allows them to stay and as reward he is made king of the Elves.

Directed by Bob Walker and Aaron Blaise. It’s pretty far out from release, of course, but they showed some art. The elves I described a little above. The art was very painterly and the idea is that these little green buggers live in modern day Mississippi and have been undiscovered based on their appearance. With the leaves growing on their bodies if a human enters their domain they can just ruffle their foliage, duck their heads down and be completely undetectable.”

(via Ain’t It Cool. H/T: The Website @ the End of The Universe)

Philip K. Dick’s Phylogenic Memory and the Divine Fire

In my book Gods of Aquarius: UFOs and the Transformation of Man[Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976], I introduced the concept of the Star People, individuals who feel that they bear within their genes awareness acquired by extraterrestrial interaction with humans in prehistoric or ancient times and who have now been activated by DNA memory to fulfill a mission in assisting others in their spiritual and evolutionary advancement.

Sometime after the book’s publication, I received a letter from Philip K. Dick, who told me that he suspected that he was such an individual as those whom I had profiled in the book. He had first realized this in 1974 when his own ‘DNA memory packet’ began to fire within his psyche.

Alternate Perceptions Magazine: Philip K. Dick’s Phylogenic Memory and the Divine Fire

Stage play about Philip K. Dick opens this weekend in Seattle

philip k dick stage play

The west coast premier of 800 Words: The Transmigration of Philip K Dick is this weekend in Seattle.



Blows Against the Empire: The Return of Philip K. Dick

Until his death, of a stroke, in 1982, Dick never stopped crying out. He was buried at last beside his infant sister, Jane, the missing half he had longed for and eventually made into a part of his cosmic mythology, the much mourned female God. The vision of an unending struggle between a humanity longing for a fuller love it always senses but can’t quite see, and a deranged cult of violence eternally presenting itself as necessary and real-this thought today does not seem exactly crazy. The empire never ends.

The New Yorker: Blows Against the Empire

(via Hit and Run)

Philip K. Dick Robot Goes Missing

Philip K Dick is missing.

Not the American science fiction writer whose novels spawned hit films such as Blade Runner and Total Recall — he died more than 20 years ago — but a state-of-the-art robot named after the author.

The quirky android, was lost in early January while en route to California by commercial airliner.

Sydney Morning Herald: Robot goes missing

(via Posthuman Blues)

Richard Linklater interview

He got it, because he always had a human character base. He wasn’t about these highfalutin ideas about where consciousness, the world or technology was going. He was like, “Yeah, people, what are they going to do next?” He knew that at the core of the future, there is always going to be some schlubby guy struggling, trying to get laid, and being frustrated. [Other science fiction writers] create these fantastic worlds where humans have suddenly lost all humor and they’ve become automatons, but Dick always granted everyone their full humanity, and that’s his enduring appeal. His characters are flawed and oh-so-human. When I read Scanner, I intuitively felt that it was probably his most personal work. It felt like he had lived this world, [the characters] felt like every roommate he had and half the roommates I had at a certain time in my life. It felt very familiar, the way you just sort of “end up” around people. You can see how that house became a kind of crash pad. One group moved out — his family — and another group, these ne’er-do-wells, move in. It’s fun for a while, but then it spins out of control.

Film Maker Magazine: The Schizoid Man

(via Robot Wisdom)

Tractates Cryptica Scriptura

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while: Philip K. Dick’s Tractates Cryptica Scriptura from VALIS.

(via Key 23 del.icio.us)

Update: The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick has been released.

Set photos from Scanner Darkly

Wes points out that that philipkdick.com has pictures up from the set of the Scanner Darkly movie. Doesn’t look bad.

philipkdick.com: Scanner Darkly

Philip K. Dick’s Religious Experience

[…] an interesting graphic interpretation of a series of events which happened to [Philip K.]Dick in March of 1974. He spent the remaining years of his life trying to figure out what happened in those fateful months.

This eight page graphic novel (Weirdo #17) is archived on the Internet for your enjoyment.

Terrence McKenna on Philip K. Dick

“I Understand Philip K. Dick” by Terrence McKenna.

(via Die Puny Humans)

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