The Finale

The formal definition of a dystopia is: “an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives,” which describes the common aspects of a dystopian society but still doesn’t define it completely. To me, a dystopia is a real place which has conditions where everything is horrible Continue reading

How to Not Get Sued: Podcast Edition

I feel like my podcast team doesn’t have any true issues when it comes to Intellectual Property. Intellectual Property deals with creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, images, names and logos used in commerce. IP rights include copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets. My group Continue reading

Is Edward Onto Something? 

Edward Snowden is a former intelligence consultant who in 2013 leaked classified NSA documents to journalists describing their surveillance programs that tap into people’s cell phones and internet communications. Snowden is viewed as a hero in some eyes, and a national traitor in others. During the “Shelter in Place,” episode Continue reading

This or That or Reinvent: Government Edition

Hobbes believed solely in a society run by a King and was convinced that there was no hope for humanity otherwise. During his time, the Parliamentarians believed that the legislature should maintain control of the country. With that being said I feel like the least dystopian-like form of government is Continue reading

Ur-Fascism in everyday U.S.

Based off Eco’s Ur-Fascism requirement of displaying intense nationalism through xenophobia or other instances of Americans coming together to push out a common “enemy,” then yes, it most definitely exists in the world today. Eco explains this part of Ur-Fascism criteria as people clinging to one social identity, a nationalist, Continue reading