Life Imitates Art: Cyborgs, Cinema, and Future Scenarios

Pringle, Ramona
July 2013
Futurist;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p31
The article discusses the ways in which artistic and cinematic representations of the future inform efforts to make those representations a reality through technological or scientific innovation and discovery. The author looks at the differences between artistic representations of utopias and dystopias with reference to the science fiction film "Blade Runner" and film critic Frederic Jameson, comments by futurist Ray Kurzweil, and the creation of cyborg robots as caregivers for loneliness. Additional topics include the book "Cyborg: The Human Condition," by fine artist Michaele Jordana Berman, and the human emotional response of nostalgia when forecasting technological change.


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