“Let’s build that cool science-fiction idea, and make it work”, says a new MIT course MAS S95: Science Fiction to Science Fabrication

“With a focus on the creation of functional prototypes, this class combines the analysis of classic and modern science fiction texts and films with physical fabrication or code-based interpretations of the technologies they depict.”

I nominate Tillinghast’s resonance wave machine (in “From Beyond”), perhaps in a cyber-goggles form that would enable one to safely see into and selectively merge the unseen wavelengths of light…

“Do you know what that is?” he whispered, “That is ultra-violet.” He chuckled oddly at my surprise. “You thought ultra-violet was invisible, and so it is – but you can see that and many other invisible things now.”