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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
here?).

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

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

> 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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