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[Xmca-l] Re: The history of science fiction and imagined worlds

I thought the other tread involved imagination as a central component, Greg.
So not clear why this is a distraction. (Or am i in the wrong conversation

Can you find the Haight TED talk that was recommended to us? Perhaps the
two talks will aid the discussion.

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 7:37 AM, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>

> Apologies for distracting from the "real world" discussions on the other
> thread, but I came across this Ted talk and thought that others might be
> interested in the history and role of imagined worlds in politics:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUtErxgz7Mo
> But perhaps it is worth tracing otherworlds and "the otherwise" to works
> such as those of Jonathan Swift, Laurence Sterne, and Rabelais.
> Seems like imagining other worlds has always been a deeply political act.
> -greg
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