A controversial new city project in northern California has echoes of past utopian plans – but idealism and commercial reality have always been uneasy partners.
It is easy to feel jaded in a time of catastrophe but there is a compelling moral argument for us to work towards a better world.
If we all collect and understand scientific data as citizens, we’ll be a step closer to a society able to make better collaborative decisions.
Imagining new kinds of places to live is an American tradition.
Can everyday women expect men to dramatically revise their sexist attitudes like the men surrounding the chess whiz in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’? The MeToo utopia answers: Why shouldn’t they?
‘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?
Our responsibility to consider how the future might look for generations to come requires imagination.
Our relationship with the natural world is humanity’s defining challenge. Inspired by ecotopian novels, communities and movements across the world are working to meet it.
As cities aspire to be smarter, technologies are only part of the answer. No utopia on the horizon but we need hostistic answers more than ever before.
The late sociologist looked at existing ‘utopias’ that could herald a world after capitalism.
Now that the U.S. government is threatening to define sex as either male or female, we need to fight more than ever for trans rights. But let’s give up the utopian ideal of a label-free future.
A century ago, utopian thinkers and practitioners predicted the coming of a nude world of liberated bodies.
The use of big data at work could promote well-being – but only in very specific conditions.
ISIS may have lost most of their territory, but it’s important to be aware that ISIS can still utilise the Internet and social media to recruit people and to spread their fantastical propaganda.
Politics Podcast: Rob Sitch on Utopia and political satire.
Rob Sitch, Utopia's co-writer and star, says he's had no need to draw on covert leaks and insights from bureaucrats for material for the show.
Good songs are like good poetry. Literature professor Robert Morrison reflects on The Tragically Hip’s best song, “Ahead by a Century,” and explains the politics of hope within the tune.
Near-future science fiction is on the rise, but is it foreshadowing the rise of the machines?
In this episode we look at historical visions of the future and how accurate they were, the future of work, and what it's like to predict the future for a day job.
Given that cities may be home to 80% of humanity by the end of the century, they can only be sustainable if eco-friendliness is one of their core features.
No other nation has conjoined business success and piety quite like America has. Is Donald Trump’s election a strange perversion of this tradition?