Siobhan Lyons is a media scholar, having earned her PhD from Macquarie University in 2017. Her books include Death and the Machine: Intersections of Mortality and Robotics (Palgrave, 2018), and Ruin Porn and the Obsession with Decay (Palgrave, 2018). She has also published chapters in Understanding Nietzsche, Understanding Modernism (Bloomsbury, 2019), Westworld and Philosophy (Wiley Blackwell, 2018), and Philosophical Approaches to the Devil (Routledge, 2016).
ArticlesIntroduction In The X-Files episode “Humbug”, agents Scully and Mulder travel to Florida to investigate a series of murders taking place in a community of sideshow performers, or freaks. At the episode’s end, one character, a self-made freak and human blockhead, muses on the future of the freak community:twenty-first century genetic engineering will not...Read more