Category: transmedia

09
Oct

Teenage dystopias

The slew of teenage films set in a dystopian near future is more than a case of Hollywood’s thematic franchising.

In a very real way, the success of these oddly similar stories speaks of the cultural zeitgeist in the collective adolescent imagination.

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03
Sep

The millenarian impulse

Warnings of an immanent apocalypse have been an aspect of Judeo-Christian belief since the Old Testament. Given the failure of this finale to materialize, [Mayan calendar included] it is still surprising that a high number of people [more than one in seven by some accounts] persist in the idea that the “end of days” will happen within their lifetime.Continue Reading..