dystopia

The VICE Guide to Right Now

I Don't Care if This Robot Dog Can Dance, It Will Still Kill Us All

Don't let its cute new moves fool you.
River Donaghey
10.16.18
Google

Google Says Its AI That Makes Phone Calls Isn't Good Enough to Be Dangerous

At a product demonstration, executives did their best to assuage fears about the unsettling new technology.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.9.18
CAPITALISM

What It's Really Like Working for Elon Musk During Tesla Layoffs

It's not actually scary because it's all part of changing the world—and the boss knows what he's doing, right?
Luke O'Neil
6.15.18
It's the end of the world as we know it

Hanging With the Followers of a Doomsday Cult in Indonesia

According to a woman named Lia Aminuddin, a UFO will save only true believers.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.12.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Fourth Season of 'Black Mirror' Finally Has a Release Date

Ring in the New Year with a horrifying new season of Charlie Brooker's sci-fi anthology series.
Beckett Mufson
12.6.17
Film

This 70s Sci-Fi Mockumentary Predicted Our Current Political Climate

In 'Punishment Park,' English filmmaker Peter Watkins imagined an America at war with itself. Not much has changed.
DJ Pangburn
8.21.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Get Ready for a 'Black Mirror' Book Series

Creator Charlie Brooker is bringing a slew of original, dystopian stories to a "high-tech 'paper' format."
River Donaghey
6.16.17
Animation

‘Fight Club’ and Bret Easton Ellis Meet in a Dystopian Animation

A video by Josh Shaffner takes a trip back in time when the artist was a waiter in LA.
Diana Shi
5.1.17
Dance Film

Dancers Writhe, Rot, and Resurrect in a Creepy Russian Art Film

An exploration of decay and rebirth juxtaposed with natural imagery make this film mesmerisingly eerie.
Anya Tchoupakov
4.13.17
short films

It's Illegal to Be Perfect in This Perfectly Dystopian Short Film

In 'The Problemless Anonymous,' which takes influences from A Clockwork Orange and The Twilight Zone, people who fail to be imperfect have to undergo therapy to make sure they comply with an imperfect world.
Kevin Holmes
3.22.17
dystopia

[Exclusive] 5 Artists Reimagine '1984' for 2017

George Orwell's sci-fi classic is more popular than ever. Here's how artist relate to the book's increasingly relevant ideas:
The Creators Project
3.13.17
Comics!

'Edible,' Today's Comic by Marlene Krause

A strange maternal creature and her child exist in a weird toxic wilderness. What the hell is going on?
Marlene Krause
2.21.17
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