What Slate Readers Think About the Legacy of Frankenstein
Tell Us What You Think About the Legacy of Frankenstein!
All month, we’ve published pieces on the topic. Now we want to hear from you.
Do You Know About the Spawn of Frankenstein?
Take our Futurography quiz!
The Modern-Day Victor Frankensteins?
The biohacking community is tinkering with life, just like Frankenstein. But there’s a key difference.
What Victor Frankenstein Got Wrong
A modern bioengineer explains how fiction and reality both demand open science.
How Frankenstein’s Monster Became Sexy
Recent adaptations of the classic novel have transformed the creature from grotesque to irresistible.
Dr. Frankenstein’s Three Big Mistakes
What artificial intelligence researchers can learn from Frankenstein.
The Vivisectionist and Frankenstein
A new novel about a famous French researcher examines the ethical debates scientists and the public had in the 19th century.
What Frankenstein Has to Do With Anti-Vaxxers
Caution about technology is good. Fear of technology is not.
The Weird Science That Inspired Mary Shelley
Frankenstein reflects a strange intellectual moment in history.
The Problem With “Playing God”
The phrase sows moral panic about science without helping to solve it.
How Franken- Lurched Its Way Into Our Lexicon
The prefix has taken on a life of its own.
A Cheat-Sheet Guide to Frankenstein
And the novel’s legacy for scientific innovation.
Why Frankenstein Is Still Relevant, Almost 200 Years After It Was Published
The novel provides the perfect lens through which to examine scientific innovation.