Thursday 7th April, 2011, 7 – 8pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4FM (www.resonancefm.com)
Dystopian Distortians and Unnerving Utopias
As we possibly edge closer towards our own worldwide environmental disaster, an exploration of the two opposing forms of future possible worlds – the Utopia and the Dystopia. Which is closer to the truth, and how have the historical precedents of these concepts, like Thomas Moore’s ‘Utopia’ and John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ influenced the actual construction of governments, cities and civilisations over the centuries; leading to such seemingly prescient, classic fictions such as Orwell’s 1984, and Huxley’s Brave New World?
Hosted by James DC, with guests Howard Aggregate and Ben Slotover. Look out for repeats and podcasts later on…
Clip from The Last Battle (Luc Besson, 1983)