Dystopian Fantasies

Today’s dystopian news:

“To fantasise about inflicting yet another near bankruptcy on a teetering democracy reveals levels of insouciance about the welfare of human beings and the sovereignty of states incompatible with a democratic organisation.

It proves, yet again, that the core of the economic doctrine that guides the global elite is the determination not to “give a shit” about real people, but to impose the doctrine even at the cost of state failure.”

IMF plots new “credit event” for Greece

Why is it so hard to imagine Utopia, when it’s so damn easy to imagine that Dystopia might already be here?

some background links:

Greek Bailout Retraces a Contentious and Dangerous Route

Behind Germany’s refusal to grant Greece debt relief


Utopian Hoaxes

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Say Hello to Exploozy from Exploozy on Vimeo.

Made me laugh, when my response could be crying.

Let me tell you as an animator, the explainer video start up boom doesn’t look like the promised golden age of animation from inside – loads of work but nobody wants to pay a decent amount for it to be done. Seems like everybody already believes computers do all the work on their own…

The Yes Men are awesome, and I soon will make a post about their fantastic projects. They are masters of the art of utopian dreaming. Their hoaxes are funny and make the absurdity of our reality tangible, while creating an atmosphere that makes people want to talk about the problems we have and start dreaming about a future worth wanting to live in.

Dystopian Realities

Today’s depressing social media links:

How Hedge Funds Held Argentina for Ransom

“(Yesterday’s) resolution was excellent news for a small group of well-connected investors, and terrible news for the rest of the world, especially countries that face their own debt crises in the future.”

How to Hack an Election

“the whole dark side of politics that nobody knows exists but everyone can see.”

The last one is based on fiction and it’s pretty in design.