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20 NOVEMBER 2016

Alex Gendler: how to recognize a dystopia

"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."

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Aldous Huxley • Alex Gendler • Animal Farm (1954)artificial intelligence • aryan • atomic energyBlade Runner (1982)brave new world • Brave New World (1932) • cautionary talecommunist systemconcentration campdemocracydepletion of natural resourcesDr Strangelove (1964) • drudgery • dystopia • dystopian fiction • dystopian literature • dystopian science fictioneugenicsfactory workerfascismfree willgas chambergenetic engineering • Gullivers Travels (1726) • H G Wells • humanitys future • impoverished masses • impoverishment • industrial ageindustrial revolution • industrial warfare • It Cant Happen Here (1935) • Jack London • Jonathan Swift • mass entertainment • mass media ageMetropolis (1927) • modern anxieties • nightmare world • Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)nuclear war • oligarchy • oppressionoverpopulationparadise • perfect world • political structures • povertyprogress narratives • resource depletion • science fiction • Sinclair Lewis • slumsocial rolessocial structures • space colony • space travelspeculative fiction • squalor • surveillance state • TED-Ed • The Handmaids Tale (1985) • The Iron Heel (1908) • The RepublicThe Time MachineThomas Moretotalitarianism • tyrannical oligarchy • tyranny of modernismutopia • V for Vendetta (2006) • Watchmen (2009) • We (1924) • Westworld (1973) • WW1WWII • Yevgeny Zamyatin

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Simon Perkins
05 JULY 2015

Agora: From Democracy to the Market by Yorgos Avgeropoulos

"Το ντοκιμαντέρ του ΓιÏŽργου ΑυγερÏŒπουλου «Αγορά» (Agora), συνθέτει ένα ανακεφαλαιωτικÏŒ χρονικÏŒ της κοινωνικής τραγωδίας που μαστίζει την Ελλάδα την τελευταία πενταετία, θέτοντας κρίσιμα ερωτήματα για μια παγκÏŒσμια συστημική κρίση σε εξέλιξη και μία ευρωπαÏŠκή διακυβέρνηση που διεξάγει οικονομικά πειράματα υψηλού ρίσκου χωρίς να υπολογίζει το ανθρÏŽπινο κÏŒστος."

(ΓιÏŽργος Ρούσσος, 10 Ιανουάριος/January 2015, TVXS)

Translated using Google Translate: "The documentary of George Avgeropoulos "Buy» (Agora), composes a summary chronicle of social tragedy plaguing Greece the last five years, posing critical questions for a global systemic crisis in progress and a European economic governance carried out risky experiments without count the human cost."

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2014agora • Agora (2014) • Al Jazeera • Alexandros Mavropoulos • Alexis Barzos • Anastasia Skoubri • ancient heritage • Andreas Vagias • assembly place • austerity measuresbanking system • central area • citizenship • city centre • city-state • Colin Crouch • commercial transactions • common currency • debt crisisdemocracydocumentary film • Elena Apostolidou • euro area • European Central Bank • European economic governance • European ParliamentEuropean Union • eurozone • Evangelos Venizelos • financial crisis • Georgia Anagnou • global systemic crisis • governanceGreek crisis • homelessness • IMFInternational Monetary Fund • Jean-Claude Trichet • Jutta Krug • Kostis Nikolopoulos • Mahi Nikolara • Marina Demertzian • Marios Dionellis • Martin Schulz • Michael Ash • Michalis Gripiotis • monetary union • Naomi Klein • post-war history • povertyRawan Damen • Richard Parker • rise of the extreme-right • Seraphim Seferiades • soup kitchen • Theofilos Dadis • Thodoris Popeskou • Thomais Papaioannou • Thomas Herndon • unemployment • Vasilis Magos • Vasilis Mourikis • violent conflicts • Westdeutscher Rundfunk • Yanis Varoufakis • Yiannis Avgeropoulos • Yiannis Biliris • Yiannis Chlebakos • Yiannis Paxevanis • Yorgos Avgeropoulos • Yorgos Santamouris

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Simon Perkins
23 DECEMBER 2014

The virtual is a liminal space that consists only of its becomingness-state

"One of the simplest ways to conceptualize the becomingness of liminal space in media is to think of the virtual. In his essay 'The Reality of the Virtual,' Slavoj Žižek addresses Gilles Deleuze's notion of the virtual as 'pure becoming without being,' which is ''always forthcoming an already past,'' but is never present or corporeal.[7] The virtual is a liminal space that consists only of its becomingness–state, and not an actual being or object to become. It exists as pure becoming that suspends both 'sequentiality and directionality'; it is a passage, but there is no line of passage.[8]"

(Allison Wright, The Chicago School of Media Theory)

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2004becoming • becoming without being • becomingness • beliefbelief systemsbeliefs • Ben Wright • democracydocumentary filmFather ChristmasGilles DeleuzeJacques Lacanliminalliminal spaceliminalitymedia theorypoliticspopular culture • post-political era • psychoanalysisSlavoj Zizek • Slovenian philosopher • sociology • universal truth • universalisingvideo lecturevirtual reality

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Simon Perkins
26 SEPTEMBER 2014

The Prisoner: the cult British television series

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1960s • Alcatraz • allegory • Angelo Muscat • art and technologyballoonBritish televisionBritish television series • Butlins • captors • coastal resort • coastal village resort • Colin Gordon • countercultural themes • cult televisiondemocracy • Denis Shaw • drama series • Fenella Fielding • Frank Maher • freedom • gilded cage • Gwynedd • held prisoner • individuality • inmate • Kafkaesque • Leo McKern • meteorological balloon • mysterious place • ominous • Patrick McGoohan • Penrhyndeudraeth • personal identity • Peter Swanwick • plotting to escape • Portmeirion • prisoner • psychological drama • roverscience fictionscientific progresssecret agent • spy fiction • surrealistic setting • television series • The Prisoner (television) • villageWales • war of attrition • white balloon

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Simon Perkins
18 SEPTEMBER 2013

ECSM 2014 European Conference on Social Media

"The European Conference on Social Media (ECSM 2014) seeks to establish a home for researchers and practitioners with a wide range of approaches to engaging with the impact, use and potential of social media across disciplines. If the defining characteristic of social media is that users create, share and respond to each others information, then the European Conference on Social Media will offer a showcase for state of the art examples.

To achieve this goal, we are inviting researchers to present their findings and new ideas, and practitioners to demonstrate examples from which we can learn. The first European Conference on Social Media – ECSM 2014 will take place in Brighton, UK, a city with a highly developed commercial, artistic and academic engagement with the use and evaluation of social media. This puts Brighton in an excellent position to share experience from European research and practise with Asia, America, Africa and the world."

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2014analyticsbig data • Blooma John • Brightonconference • Darren Mundy • democracydigital economics • ECSM 2014 • Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management • eParticipation • European Conference on Social Media ECSM 2014 • international conference • International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments • internet technologies • Irina Purcarea • Luisa Carvalho • mobile working • nudge economics • Open University • organisational knowledge management • participationPersonal Learning EnvironmentPhD researchRMIT University • Sandra Moffett • social informaticssocial media • social network analysis • Sue Nugus • Technology Enhanced Learning • Tobias Bevc • UK • University of Augsburg • University of Economic Studies • University of Hull • University of Ulster

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Simon Perkins
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