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Etopia, Or, After the Illuminist Imaginaries of Modernity

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posted on 21.05.2017, 13:44 by Raymond Aaron Younis
The links between utopian and dystopian imaginaries, computer mediated communication technologies and the "digital divide," in its numerous forms, as well as the links between these things and science fiction, are relatively under-researched. It will be argued here that the tendency to view the internet in terms of utopian or dystopian imaginaries is problematic on a number of levels; it will also be argued that science fiction films which are framed in terms of informatics and computer mediated communication technologies, such as 2001 and The Matrix trilogy, actually problematise such imaginaries.

History

Publication date

2007

Issue

14

Pages

81-89

Document type

Article