Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Do you really want to delete this prezi?
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
Make your likes visible on Facebook?
Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.
Transcript of City
Urban Future Noir
poor people on the ground level
the higher the class the higher they are located in the city
developed in times of civil rights movements, and political protest
Cities on the Edge of Time
contemporary setting is somehow influenced by the arrival or invasion of alien beings
by some invention which profoundly alters normality.
concerned with technological change and development, with scientific experiment, with social, climatic, geological and ecological change.
Science fiction - a definition
Science Fiction a term that is not easily defined
it is often mixed with other genres
deals with imagined technological progress and social changes.
The fictional story
may be located in another world
may be told about
a future, contemporary or former setting.
How does this apply to what we have talked about?
Urbanity and Science Fiction
Coruscant - Star Wars
social tension: replicants vs. humans
a failed city
a not so American city
Bu Katman, Scott (1997).
. London: British Film Institute.
Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory
. Penguin Reference.
Why do you think New York is used as a model for Gotham?
"Sin City's where you go in with your eyes open, or you don't come out at all."
Urban Future Noir
Vertical City vs Urban Future Noir
class segregation (
The Hunger Games Trilogy)
quintessentially dark (
retrofuturistic elements (
The Hunger Games Trilogy
Technological Revolution as driver
isolated spaces that need a hero (
The Dark Knight Trilogy, Superman
...and a fantastic discussion