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Film
Film

This 70s Sci-Fi Mockumentary Predicted Our Current Political Climate

In 'Punishment Park,' English filmmaker Peter Watkins imagined an America at war with itself. Not much has changed.
DJ Pangburn
8.18.17
Animation
Animation

‘Fight Club’ and Bret Easton Ellis Meet in a Dystopian Animation

A video by Josh Shaffner takes a trip back in time when the artist was a waiter in LA.
Diana Shi
4.30.17
Dance Film
Dance Film

Dancers Writhe, Rot, and Resurrect in a Creepy Russian Art Film

An exploration of decay and rebirth juxtaposed with natural imagery make this film mesmerizingly eerie.
Anya Tchoupakov
4.12.17
short films
short films

It's Illegal to Be Perfect in This Perfectly Dystopian Short Film

In 'The Problemless Anonymous,' which takes influences from A Clockwork Orange and The Twilight Zone, people who fail to be imperfect have to undergo therapy to make sure they comply with an imperfect world.
Kevin Holmes
3.21.17
dystopia
dystopia

[Exclusive] 5 Artists Reimagine '1984' for Modern Times

George Orwell's sci-fi classic is more popular than ever. Here's how artists relate to the book's increasingly relevant ideas:
Beckett Mufson
3.13.17
short films
short films

This Snapchat Short Film Is Like a ‘Black Mirror’ Episode Directed by David Lynch

Using Snapchat, filmmaker Trimaan Lamba crafts an eerie satire on the social media age.
DJ Pangburn
2.17.17
Art
Art

Road Trip into a VR-Triggered Wasteland in These Vivid Sci-Fi Paintings

Sci-fi painter Simon Stålenhag’s latest series ‘The Electric State’ depicts a post-apocalyptic migration to California.
DJ Pangburn
1.13.17
Design
Design

Black Mirror’s Production Designer on Crafting Season 3’s Warped Realities

Talking augmented reality and easter eggs with Painting Practice, the creative team that built every set and created all of the graphics in 'Black Mirror.'
DJ Pangburn
12.16.16
Art
Art

Artists Confront State Power in a Political Multimedia Exhibition

A new show at London’s Pump House gallery explores the absurdities of bureaucratic control.
DJ Pangburn
11.27.16
Gaming
Gaming

Fight Off Banshee Bikers in a Neon Dystopian Video Game

Amsterdam is overrun with banshees and glitter in a new Oculus Rift survival game that beats any haunted house.
Beckett Mufson
10.31.16
Music
Music

Heaven Is a Social Death Network in Lorn's New Music Video

"Anvil" asks the question, What if your afterlife was a nonstop social media feed?
DJ Pangburn
10.24.16
Art
Art

Ex-Mail Room Worker Cuts and Pastes Envelopes into Otherworldly Office Space

Artist Sarah Nicole Phillips uses security envelopes to make collages based on office daydreams.
Andrew Salomone
9.18.16