Dead cities are enduring images in post-apocalyptic literature and cinema.
With the third national lockdown under way, how can E.M. Forster’s neglected masterpiece help us survive the next few months?
Mexican philosophers have a word for the peculiar anxiety you may be feeling: ‘zozobra,’ a dizziness that arises from social disintegration.
The eerie San Francisco skyline evoked sci-fi movies for a reason. Filmmakers are increasingly using color grading to tinge their films with two hues, orange and teal, to unsettle viewers.
From VR music festivals to immersive meeting spaces, headsets are go.
In the current health crisis, authorities use our need for security and private firms our desire for entertainment to encourage us to give up our civil rights.
Even in a world where 99% of the male population is dead, patriarchy is still a very comfortable pair of shoes and very easy to slip into.
‘Dystopia’ is a term that’s gained popularity during the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s not a synonym for ‘a bad time,’ and a government’s poor handling of a crisis does not constitute dystopia.
The bestselling novel turned film exposes paradoxes of fixing a broken system with its own tools. As we collectively meditate on the world’s problems, why not imagine better worlds?
In the television show ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Charles Darwin’s ‘Descent of Man’ makes a cameo — and its appearance makes a comment on how Gilead functions.
‘California is America fast-forward,’ writes one scholar. Does that mean that the dystopian infernos that have consumed parts of the state are simply a picture of what awaits the rest of America?
Can we stop our current political free-fall? Perhaps this dystopian short offers a way out.
Our responsibility to consider how the future might look for generations to come requires imagination.
The author has returned to Gilead, 35 years after the original novel was published.
Science fiction is fast becoming science fact, which should be cause for concern.
Tune in, Donald Trump: it might just save a lot of lives.
An exciting announcement about upcoming plans – and we revisit an old favourite episode.
AI can definitely help us monitor floods and could perhaps even deliver more accurate early-warning messages in the near future.
Series two of the award-winning show has now moved beyond the original novel.
Charles Dickens imagined a robot theme park way back in 1838.