Gene, 

Opinions are one thing and I agree with some of your here, but wow this is some 
serous mansplaining. 

Abigail


> On Jan 12, 2017, at 2:54 PM, Gene Youngblood <ato...@comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> Some uninvited comments and observations, for what they’re worth: 
> 
> 1. Probably more than 99% of all “future” narratives are either unimaginative 
> dystopias (the author has no vision of how things might be better) or they 
> are uncritical New Age utopias. 
> 
> 2. The phrase “unimaginative dystopia” is redundant because dystopia is 
> unimaginative by definition.
>  
> 3. Utopia is desire for transformation at the root, which means it’s radical 
> desire (radix = root). No desire is naive. Only expectations are naive.
> 
> 4. Never predict, always prescribe or keep quiet.
> 
> 5. Dystopias are predictions, because people without vision don’t know what 
> to prescribe; uncritical utopias are nothing but wish-pictures. 
> 
> 6. The value of the desire called utopia is that it begs the question, how do 
> we get from here to there? What would have to happen to bring about 
> transformation at the root? That’s the vision few have and all of us need, 
> especially now. 
> 
> 7. I personally would never expose children to dystopias or wish-pictures 
> without framing them in a radical political context that starts the kids 
> thinking about how to get from here to there. If you don’t do that, it’s just 
> entertainment. 
> 
> 8. A prime example of unimaginative dystopia rendered with great artistic 
> imagination is Chris Marker’s La Jetee. Never forget that he was an old left 
> radical.
> 
> 
>> On January 12, 2017 at 2:54:57 PM, Stephen Anker (san...@calarts.edu) wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Stephanie,
>> Sheila Sofian (USC) has more than one animated film that deals with abuse, 
>> among other issues.
>> ssof...@cinema.usc.edu 
>> Suzan Pitt's Joyless Street deals with depression, although that might be 
>> too far afield.
>> Check with me again in case I think of others.
>> Best, Steve Anker
>> 
>> 
>>> On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 1:42 PM, Stephanie Hutin 
>>> <stephanie_hu...@pitzer.edu> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> 
>>> I am teaching an experimental animation class with a social justice focus 
>>> this semester. We will be creating a touring program for children around 
>>> the theme of "The Future". I plan to start our first day (Thursday 1/19) 
>>> with some free-writing about their thoughts on the future, followed by some 
>>> examples of what artists in experimental cinema and animation have made in 
>>> their vision. Any films that you think may fit my lesson, would be much 
>>> appreciated as well. Thank you!
>>> 
>>> Best,
>>> Stephanie
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Stephanie Hutin
>>> Director of Production
>>> Intercollegiate Media Studies
>>> Mosbacher Gartrell Center for Media Experimentation and Activism
>>> Pitzer College
>>> 1050 North Mills Ave., West Hall
>>> Claremont, CA 91711
>>> 909.607.3889
>>> 
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