Benn Banasik

Benn Banasik is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, he is currently writing on perpetual journey in video games, explored through the lens of philosophical and theological thinkers.


Contributions by Benn Banasik


Science Fiction, Video Games, and Religion

Science fiction and video games are more visible than ever as their popularity reaches record numbers. From classic arcade games to modern open-world sandbox simulators that require hundreds of hours to complete fully, science fiction is one of the most common gaming genres. This podcast explores the ways religion and science fiction appear together in these cultural products, asks how gamers see the value of this play, and how we seek belief in things that are 'out of this world' as a means to escape the present by sharing our hopes about the future.