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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:10 PM
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11. Here's an assignment (or the sources for one I gave today)
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 09:36 PM by darkstar
As I said in class today, Ive got some links for you towards Essay #2: The Historical Future. These first two are to some retro-future sites and blogs. Tons of nosing around to do in theseplus some external linksboth by decades in general and narrower subject matter.
http://www.retrofuture.com /
http://www.paleofuture.com /

Next are two links to lists of social science fiction films. We can discuss other possibilities in class, but perhaps start looking here.
http://beerandscifi.com/2008/07/utopiandystopian-sci-fi... /
http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/the-top-50-dystopian-m... /

And theres good old youtube. Try, for example kitchens of the future, cars, education, clothing, air travel, education along w/ various decades. Heres one that kicked up when I searched cars of the future 50s (and it includes some kitchens as well!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_ccAf82RQ8

Remember, we will be trying to characterize the "zeitgeist" of a decade OR create a narrative of how cultural projections and thinking around ONE idea (the kitchens, etc. above) changed in significant ways. In order to achieve these goals, multiple sources (movies, web links, youtubes, *and stuff you dig up on you own*) should be used and mixed & matched.

EDIT: sorry to spam and run, Gray...I was in the middle of posting and had a cooking emergency. Anyhow, I'm really excited about the assignment and just had to share somewhere.....
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