Theater of Cruelty


To modernize an entire continent

PROFESSIONAL LITERATURE: The tendency of Latin American writers to focus on a better future is part of the region's renewed self-awareness – and modernization with free abortion and new constitutions.

HUXLEY'S DYSTOPIA: What would you rather be – happy or free?

SCIENCE FICTION: The TV series based on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World contains – by including digital surveillance – also an essential element from George Orwell's dystopian vision of the future.

Hang the disc jockey, burn the disco 

Black Mirror season 4 consists of six standalone episodes with independent action sequences, but with powerful converging themes. These are projections of the intentional and unintended effects of technological duplication, and conflicts these create at both micro and macro levels.

The fascinating decay

Scenes from an imaginary dystopian movie: Evening. A smiling Donald Trump in front with a red tie, behind slightly stressed lackeys with weapons under his jacket, on ...