Hopes for a Real-life Transporter Re-"energized"

Star Trek has a remarkable record of predicting or inspiring future technologies. From mobile phones and tablets to Tricorders and even the Replicator, nearly all of the devices imagined by Star Trek have emerged in s...

June 08, 2014

TREK CLASS: Future Vision - The Tech of Trek

One of the best things about teaching Trek Class is hearing from students about how Star Trek has influenced or inspired them. Many times these are stories of technology and exploration, but often Star Trek fans are e...

January 20, 2014

What If Chelsea Manning Was a Starfleet Officer?

  It is often said that Star Trek is unique among science fiction because it presents an optimistic future where humanity’s biggest challenges have been overcome. For fans of the series, this is no secret....

August 27, 2013

Trek Class Blog: Inventing The Replicator

Inventing the Replicatorby Professor Anthony Rotolo Star Trek’s replicator is an amazing technology concept that has fascinated us for decades. Working at the molecular level to synthesize materials, the replic...

March 23, 2013

Trek Class Blog - Finding A Path To Productivity

“Trek Class” is a course at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies titled “Star Trek and the Information Age.” The course examines episodes of Star Trek series as a method of...

February 19, 2012

Trek Class Blog: The Case For Assimilation

“Trek Class” is a course at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies more formally titled “Star Trek and the Information Age.” The course examines episodes of Star Trek series ...

October 24, 2011

Trek Class Blog: Preserving Our ‘Inner Light’

  “Trek Class” is a course at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies titled “Star Trek and the Information Age.” The course examines episodes of Star Trek series as a m...

August 08, 2011

Is the Borg the Ultimate Social Network?

  “Trek Class” is a course at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies titled “Star Trek and the Information Age.” The course examines episodes of Star Trek series as a m...

July 11, 2011

Trek Class: Riker vs. Shelby, a Case of Star Trek “Generations”

“Trek Class” is a course at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies titled “Star Trek and the Information Age.” The course examines episodes of Star Trek series as a method of...

June 09, 2011

Rod Roddenberry Makes First Contact with Trek Class

“Trek Class” is a course at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies titled “Star Trek and the Information Age.” The course examines episodes of Star Trek series as a method of...

May 05, 2011

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