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Neuromancer & Cyberpunk

9/8/2017
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William Gibson's genre defining cyberpunk novel, Neuromancer, is the subject of this episode. Joining me to talk cyberspace, posthumanism and corporate power is Dr Anna McFarlane. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopias, real and imaginary. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Music: The Fiction of Utopian Studies/The Road To Oceania by The Fucked Up Beat.

Duration: 00:59:00


A Modern Utopia

8/1/2017
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HG Wells' novel A Modern Utopia is the subject of this episode. Science fiction writer and academic Adam Roberts joins me to talk about its good ideas, like a UBI, and its bad ones, like eugenics. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopias, real and imaginary. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Music: The Fiction of Utopian Studies/The Road To Oceania by The...

Duration: 00:57:10


Kamikaze '89

7/20/2017
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Sean McTiernan from the film podcast All Units joins me to talk about a bizarre German dystopian film called Kamikaze '89. We discuss leopard skin suits, self censorship, mindfulness, the prolific Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and more. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopias, real and imaginary. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Music: The Fiction of Utopian...

Duration: 00:58:58


Cities, Architecture & Utopia

7/1/2017
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Darran Anderson, author of the book Imaginary Cities, joins the podcast to talk about cities, architecture, and utopianism. We talk about coffin cubicles, mile high towers, the problem with smart cities, and a whole lot more. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopias, real and imaginary. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Music: The Fiction of Utopian...

Duration: 01:09:27


An Introduction to Utopia

3/18/2017
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Fátima Vieira from the University of Porto joins the podcast to talk about what utopia is, where the word comes from, dystopias, why utopianism is important today, and much more. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopias, real and imaginary. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Music: The Fiction of Utopian Studies/The Road To Oceania by The Fucked Up Beat.

Duration: 00:50:51