Brave New World
Brave New World: Technology in Literature & Popular Culture
Presented by: Chuck Lanigan, Advanced Labor & Cultural Studies
Date: January 5th 2013
Location: People’s University, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
This presentation explores work by Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and Arthur C. Clarke (author of 2001: A Space Odyssey) — up through recent films like Bladerunner and The Matrix. Topics covered include the way science fiction, mainstream (fiction and nonfiction) books and the media — including film, news reports and advertising — have historically colored and reflected our view of technology. The audience will be invited to discuss the cultural significance of technology, their attitude toward it as part of their daily lives, and its promise and risks for the future.
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