dystopia

DYSTOPIA WATCH

Dystopia Watch: Your Employers Want to Microchip You

The UK's biggest employer organisation is: worried.
Joel Golby
11.12.18
Late Capitalism

Cities Are for Rich People Now, and Wooing Amazon Only Makes It Worse

Local officials across America are trying to attract the mega-corporation's new headquarters. That is not going to help your rent.
Matt Taylor
8.7.18
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
6.18.18
It's the end of the world as we know it

Hanging Out with the Followers of a Doomsday Cult

The world is going to end. It's bad news for most of us, but, for a select few, a ride on a UFO to a new Earth awaits.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.12.18
THE FUTURE OF TECH ISSUE

Void Star: An Excerpt from Zachary Mason's New Novel

A young man awakens in the hospital to find that a hard drive has been installed under his forehead to save his life; he "remembers"—in perfect detail—the two weeks since his hardware was surgically implanted.
Zachary Mason
2.22.17
short films

This Snapchat Short Film Is Like a ‘Black Mirror’ Episode Directed by David Lynch

Using Snapchat, filmmaker Trimaan Lamba crafts an eerie satire on the social media age.
DJ Pangburn
2.19.17
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
2.19.17
Art

Road Trip into a VR-Triggered Wasteland in These Vivid Sci-Fi Paintings

Sci-fi painter Simon Stålenhag’s latest series ‘The Electric State’ depicts a post-apocalyptic migration to California.
DJ Pangburn
1.13.17
Design

Black Mirror’s Production Designer on Crafting Season 3’s Warped Realities

Talking augmented reality and easter eggs with Painting Practice, the creative team that built every set and created all of the graphics in 'Black Mirror.'
DJ Pangburn
12.16.16
Art

Artists Confront State Power in a Political Multimedia Exhibition

A new show at London’s Pump House gallery explores the absurdities of bureaucratic control.
DJ Pangburn
11.27.16
Gaming

Fight Off Banshee Bikers in a Neon Dystopian Video Game

Amsterdam is overrun with banshees and glitter in a new Oculus Rift survival game that beats any haunted house.
Beckett Mufson
10.31.16
Stuff

We Spoke to Charlie Brooker About 'Black Mirror', Fear and the Future of Satire

Also, he cleared up some stuff about that 'VICE' episode of 'Nathan Barley'.
Angus Harrison
10.26.16
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