Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 265. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2019-09-21 19:00:29+00:00 From: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.261: dystopia in current science fiction Years and years [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Years_and_Years_(TV_series)]is another exceptional example. Dystopias are certainly the trend in current science fiction. However, I would point another space for picturing the near future: the keynotes from SV CEO's [https://medium.com/@blprnt/we-the-technocrats-501f15869133]. These are, actually, utopian narratives aiming to persuade ourselves of a future of inclusion and common good. On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 1:03 AM Humanist
wrote: > Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 261. > Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London > Hosted by King's Digital Lab > www.dhhumanist.org > Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > > Date: 2019-09-20 05:51:18+00:00 > From: Willard McCarty > Subject: dystopia in current science fiction > > I suspect that more than one observer of popular culture, especially of > science fiction (broadly conceived), has noted that nowadays it tends to > be preoccupied not with a distant but a near-term future or alternative > present, often with the minimum of technologies that we do not currently > have. Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror is a good example. > > I'd be very grateful for pointers to cultural criticism of this sort. > > Yours, > WM > -- > Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), > Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College > London; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews > (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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