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kristy ackerman

For anyone visiting this blog post that isn’t studying ‘Future Cultures’ at The University of Wollongong, this blog post is a compilation of tweets and reflections on the process of live tweeting as a part of a university subject. The subject focuses on the tensions between the representation and the realities of current and future digital cultures and the films and tv series that were live-tweeted all focused on dystopic futures, in which futuristic technology can be seen as chaotic or challenges societal perceptions. Through exploring these texts, they helped to inform my ideas for my Video Essay on the Evolution of Dystopia, which you can read about here.

The texts which were live-tweeted were as follows: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (1995), Westworld (1973), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), The Matrix (1999), Black Mirror: S2 E1 ‘Be Right Back’ (2013), Robot and Frank (2012), Black Mirror: S3 E6 ‘Hated in the Nation’ (2016) and Blade…

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