Kickstarting performances and videos about a future where things get better


#1

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#2

I don’t think this guy’s done an extensive search of the media if he thinks there’s a dearth of better worlds imagined. Or possibly he’s mistaken what Hollywood movie-makers put out for the whole of all media. Movie-makers are a bit limited by only having a novella’s worth of plot in each 120 minutes-worth of blockbuster. There’s barely enough room to set up a conflict and the resolution with a bit of characterisation on the side, let alone set up a better world and explain how this better world still has room for the movie’s conflict.

As for the other media, has the man never heard of a little show called Star Trek and its featured setting of the Federation? Iain M Banks’ Culture novels?

I can’t argue with him about his conclusion — “Imagine that you live in the early days of a better nation world” as the quote almost goes — but there are plenty of people working at imagining that better state and showing their imagining to others, if he could be bothered to look.


#3

Yes, but what have you done for me lately?


#5

And what about Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy? If that isn’t optimistic, I don’t know what is.


#6

heck, even Mad Max posits a Trump-free future. That’s better right there.


#7

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