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Boom. 2013; 3412–26 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.12
Published: 01 December 2013
... Utopian north, dystopian south T ouring around California you could be forgiven for thinking you re living inthe future, and not just because of the Silicon Valley wizardry that surroundsus all. We also have to thank Hollywood s movie magic, which has turned the state into a backdrop for countless science...
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Boom. 2015; 51106–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.1.106
Published: 01 March 2015
...Annalee Newitz This short essay accompanies a gallery of six representations of possible California futures chosen by Annalee Newitz, editor of Gizmodo . The gallery includes a dystopian hellhole of scarcity and labor exploitation, a sustainable civilization of green urban designs, an Aztec...
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Boom. 2013; 343–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.3
Published: 01 December 2013
...Kim Stanley Robinson Boom interviews prolific science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson about writing, California, and the future. Topics of discussion include utopian and dystopian visions of the state, the Sierra Nevada and Sacramento Delta, the Orange County of Robinson’s youth, how...
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Boom. 2016; 6358–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.58
Published: 01 September 2016
..., Jennifer Wolch, into his San Diego home to discuss his career, his writings, and his erstwhile and ongoing efforts to understand Los Angeles. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 City of Quartz The Ecology of Fear dystopianism Los Angeles LA School of Urbanism...
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Boom. 2016; 6492–98 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.92
Published: 01 December 2016
... dystopian accounts said it was? California is riven north and south, coastal and inland, urban and rural, valley and foothill but that which unites these islands on the land is the question of what had been gained by becoming Californian. For Joan Didion, becoming Californian was a prize for leaving...
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Boom. 2016; 63v–vi doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.v
Published: 01 September 2016
...- pher. Discussing a book under development aiming to engage California s rich cul- ture, he asked if I planned to interact with the Los Angeles School which I vaguely knew about, mainly from Mike Davis s dystopian LA narratives. With a closer look, there appeared brighter notes, this being California...
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Boom. 2015; 541–2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.1
Published: 01 December 2015
... Angeles County Museum of Art. It sounds likea scene from one of those new dystopian novels about LA: rain has become sorare that the only way to experience it is at an exhibit at the county museum. In reality, Rain Room is an installation from the collaborative studio Random Interna- tional that simulates...
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Boom. 2015; 5186–87 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.1.86
Published: 01 March 2015
... © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Drawing by Syd Mead. © OBLAGON INC. www.sydmead.com 2115 and Beyond How does this story turn out? Well, that depends. Do you prefer the utopianversion? Or the dystopian version? Or the one where we muddle through inthe end? In the...
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Boom. 2015; 5264–77 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.2.64
Published: 01 June 2015
... evidence of a sister planet with a recognizable, Earthlike geology. But another part the part that has an affinity for dystopian sci-fi stories was unsettled. Given that our drive to create world-altering technologies is outpacing our ability to mitigate their consequences, I thought, how long will it be...
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Boom. 2015; 5114–19 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.1.14
Published: 01 March 2015
... to look worse than the disease. For many years now, the vision of dystopian Los Angeles, the disconnected, smog-and-traffic-choked megalopolis, has been just as fre- quently seen as the dream town of sun and fun, beaches, and Hollywood stars. Los Angeles has lately drawn the atten- tion of the rest...
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Boom. 2015; 5171–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.1.71
Published: 01 March 2015
... War of the Worlds, a multimedia extravaganza depicting New York City destroyed by an alliance of African and Asian armies in the year 2000. A rare dystopian counterpoint to the relentlessly optimistic exposition, the War of the Worlds underscored for many the need for a Western-led, Pacific-facing...
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Boom. 2014; 4497–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.97
Published: 01 December 2014
... integral part of Russian culture A Romanian visitor recently pointed to London s 1908 dystopian novel, The Iron Heel, as though it offered the latest news of her own country. A dignified traveler from India, a turban wrapped around his head, explained to a docent that he d grown up in Kolkata reading...
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Boom. 2014; 427–19 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.2.7
Published: 01 June 2014
... that rotates. LA after the riots was the dystopian vision of the future. And then Detroit has had its moments being the vision of a post-industrial, post- capitalist future. New Orleans has had its moment being the poster child of the city of the future with climate change and catastrophe and a city of...
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Boom. 2013; 341–2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.1
Published: 01 December 2013
... into possible futures of Orange County, beginning with his first published novel, 1984 s The Wild Shore. It was followed by the dystopian The Gold Coast, which zooms ahead to 2027, and Pacific Edge, set in a 2065 utopia. Read Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz. Illustrator and designer Juan Ortiz...
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Boom. 2013; 3467–72 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.67
Published: 01 December 2013
... they also won t depend on a central grid system. Instead, people will use distributed energy sources wind, solar, biomass to create systems that are just as reliable if not more reliable than the current central systems, and are nearly CO2 free Utopian and dystopian visions of the future can provide...
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Boom. 2013; 3454–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.54
Published: 01 December 2013
... sustainable imaginary, Southern California is its inverse: a dystopian nightmare of sprawl, smog, and reckless over- consumption. Ecotopia s promised land was based on a regional binary of North/South, with the dividing line drawn somewhere below San Jose. The Central Valley, meanwhile, is erased altogether...
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Boom. 2013; 3427–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.27
Published: 01 December 2013
... Pat Brown era three-dimensional plan- ning tool, part dystopian nightmare, the Perky Pat layouts offer an image of a California in which fantasy, civil engi- neering, and the real environmental conditions of existence in a dry colony have become a single story with an ending as yet unwritten. Philip K...
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Boom. 2013; 3435–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.35
Published: 01 December 2013
... goal was to render fatalism a fatality Like many futurists after him, he wanted to eliminate utopianism and dystopianism from the culture of futures thinking while devising an ultimate BOOM | W I N T E R 2013 37 scientific theory of prediction, a general theory on the model of physics that would be...
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Boom. 2013; 3234–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.2.34
Published: 01 July 2013
... future of Califor- nia, particularly within the continuing context of a post-civil rights backlash. A pragmatic prognosis, neither utopian nor dystopian, might suggest that for all its problems, California will con- tinue to represent diversity and multiple perspectives.83 Gerald Wilson s musical...
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Boom. 2011; 1488–92 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.4.88
Published: 01 November 2011
... Guillermo Nericcio García Boom0104.indd 89 21/11/11 10:01 AM 90 boomca l i f o r n i a . c om reasons such as preventing unemployment and terrorism.6 In the dystopian vision of Beck and his compatriots, Mexican immigrants and their anchor babies will shove aside the rituals of the Fourth of July in favor...