How to recognize a dystopia – Alex Gendler


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The genre of dystopia – the ‘not good place’– has captured the imaginations of artists and audiences alike for centuries. But why do we bother with all this pessimism? Alex Gendler explains how dystopias act as cautionary tales – not about some particular government or technology, but the very idea that humanity can be molded into an ideal shape.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by TED-Ed.

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3 Responses to How to recognize a dystopia – Alex Gendler

  1. ebolainfo says:

    Oh, thank you for sharing this. This material is very relevant to my current thinking and research.
    Utopian thinking – instead of always critiqing the west, imagine an “ideal” or better world.
    Solutions, solutions, solutions and thos that can build/create them

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