A Film Critique From Me 2 You

I recently discussed the 2013 film Elysium in the “Got Health?” podcast project due to its illustration of neglect as a dystopia. The film is placed in 2154 where society on Earth has shifted into mass poverty and terrible public health due to pollution and overpopulation. The elite and rich Continue reading

D Who? Dystopia University.

Since starting this course, the definition of a dystopia has evolved just as the experience within higher education has shifted. Our definition of a dystopia has shifted to become a place real or imagined in which those in it may live a restricted and oppressed life enforced by their government. Continue reading

Dear Production Note, It’s Me Again

Wowzers! The podcast production turned out to be an exhilarating journey. I can’t believe we’re at the end of the road. In my last note to you, I had limited confidence in my skills to produce a decent podcast. Since then, I have further explored the elements which define a Continue reading

Black to the Afro-Futurism

Mark Dery’s “Black to the Future” addresses the racial ignorance present in sci-fi as it’s writers routinely address social problems but can’t see race while creating aliens. Dery provides “afro-futurism” as an allegorical response to this form of sci-fi. Afro-futurism is defined as science-fiction writers considering African-American themes and issues Continue reading

Dear Production Note

Wow Wow. I can’t believe I just got here! It’s already been three weeks since we started Dystopias otherwise known as XCORE 3010 in the registrar’s office. I’m already learning a ton of cool things. I didn’t think I would be ready to be in a podcast anytime soon but Continue reading

We Need To Talk About “Dystopia”

The term “dystopia” brings about various images in one’s mind of the negative variety. The visualizations include terror, a placid or restricted society and some forms of oppression. Despite the similarities in connotations of the term, there still is difficulty in creating a similar and equal definition. In class this Continue reading