Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 273. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2019-09-24 04:21:09+00:00 From: Joris van Zundert
Subject: [Humanist] 33.265: dystopia in current science fiction Dear Willard, Did somebody mention Mr. Robot already (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Robot)? An example that nicely blurs categories, I think. Not classified as sci-fi formally, it plays in the here and now yet toys with possible immediate futures. Uses the tech from now, and although not exactly accurate because of dramatization, comes very close to what is possible with current computers and software. Certainly paints a dystopian image of here now digitized financial society. Btw, the Wikipedia article mentions Fightclub as an inspiration. I think that actually count as an example too, but that might be stretching? All best --Joris -- Drs. Joris J. van Zundert Researcher & Developer in Humanities Computing Dept. of Literary Studies Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org @brandaen +31624461051 https://jorisvanzundert.net/ https://www.huygens.knaw.nl/vanzundert/?lang=en visiting address Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185 1012 DK Amsterdam The Netherlands postal address P.O. Box 10855 1001 EW Amsterdam The Netherlands -- Jack Sparrow: I thought you were supposed to keep to the code. Mr. Gibbs: We figured they were more actual guidelines. _______________________________________________ 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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