Dystopian Resurgence

Dystopian representations in literature and pop culture are back on the rise

Implications - Classic dystopian imagery and literature is being revisited, and dystopian societies as concepts are being reimagined, as a result of the political and technological forces that are shaping the world today. The resurgence of such concepts in pop culture and academia alike function as a conflicted form of escapism, in which consumers' political fears can be simultaneously strengthened and assuaged when confronted with radical dystopian representations.
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121,152 Total Clicks
Mar 16 - Mar 18
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Dystopian Hand-Carved Jewelry - Captve Makes Accessories with a Narrative
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This Year and Hot 4,002 Clicks Pub: Jan 3, 18
Dystopian Hand-Carved Jewelry
Captve Makes Accessories with a Narrative
Jade Boutilier, the founder of Captve, creates handmade jewelry that tells a story. The accessories are custom carved in Montreal and fuse personal ornaments with sculpture. Captve’s handmade... [More]
Dystopian Literature Fashion Lookbooks - Syndicate's Fall/Winter 2018 Shoot Has a Chilling Message
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This Year and Hot 2,011 Clicks Pub: Feb 27, 18
Dystopian Literature Fashion Lookbooks
Syndicate's Fall/Winter 2018 Shoot Has a Chilling Message
The Syndicate Original Fall/Winter 2018 taps into militantly authoritative styles and dystopian literature for its silhouette designs, as well as its lookbook photography. The popular Ukrainian... [More]
Hairy Pollution PSAs - This Ad by 'WildAid China' Conveys the Dangers of China's Air Polluttion
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Average 247 Clicks Pub: Mar 10, 16
Hairy Pollution PSAs
This Ad by 'WildAid China' Conveys the Dangers of China's Air Polluttion
‘WildAid China’ recently teamed up with the advertising agency ‘McCann Shanghai’ to humorously convey the dangers of air pollution. While many people know that air pollution... [More]
Sci-Fi TV Series Books - The 'Black Mirror' TV Series is Being Turned into a Three-Part Book Series
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This Year and Mild 391 Clicks Pub: Sep 23, 17
Sci-Fi TV Series Books
The 'Black Mirror' TV Series is Being Turned into a Three-Part Book Series
As common as it is for books to be turned into TV shows and movies, TV-to-book series adaptations rarely happen—but the hit science fiction television anthology series Black Mirror is set to... [More]
Controversial Dystopian Films - China's Ten Years Addresses Censorship While Gaining Audience Praise
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Untested 253 Clicks Pub: Jun 16, 16
Controversial Dystopian Films
China's Ten Years Addresses Censorship While Gaining Audience Praise
‘Ten Years’ is a Chinese dystopian film that recently garnered the Best Film title at the 35th annual Hong Kong Film Awards. Released last year, the horror drama sparked mass criticism... [More]
Dystopian Ice Cream Ads - Halo Top's 'Eat the Ice Cream' Envisions an Unsettling World Run by Robots
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This Year and Mild 102 Clicks Pub: Sep 12, 17
Dystopian Ice Cream Ads
Halo Top's 'Eat the Ice Cream' Envisions an Unsettling World Run by Robots
American video director, special effects artist, musician and YouTuber Mike Dahlquist (also known as Mike Diva) recently created an unsettling commercial for Halo Top called ‘Eat the Ice Cream.&... [More]
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