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Dystopian Fiction and the Future
November 17, 2017
Dudley H. Davis Center
Dystopian novels like 1984, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Circle never predict the future perfectly. However, these stories reveal possible futures that might unfold from the present. This session will examine dystopian fiction to explore how technology changes what it means to be human, including, perhaps changing the way we love. We will think about our current moment in the long history of technogenesis—the idea that humans have always coevolved with their tools.
Led by: Brian Murphy, Assistant Professor, Core Division, Champlain College