What is progress?
[n. prog-res, -ruhs or, esp. British, proh-gres; v. pruh–gres]
How is our current situation a direct consequence of progress? How can artists’ work incite people to react and do something about the possible problems that lie ahead? Can literature or art motivate social change?
Utopia vs. Dystopia
Learn more by listening to this podcast:
Podcast – Dystopian Literature
Why are Dystopian novels so popular amongst young adults?
A utopia is a perfect world, and a dystopia is a world gone horribly wrong.
Thomas Moore – Utopia, 1516
George Orwell – 1984
Watch the trailer for the film, Divergent
Barack Obama talks about climate change:
Young Ones, 2014
The Road, 2009
Dystopian Novels and artists for climate change awareness:
Short films about Climate Change
Banksy’s Theme Park – “Dismaland”
Do you have a utopian vision of technology or a dystopian vision?
Why is America so obsessed with the Apocalypse?
Should we adhere to this new technology or reject it?
Using Food as Medicine
The Future of Medicine
The Future of Medicine TED talks
Would you like to live forever?