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Janet Murray

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Transcript of Janet Murray

Who is she?
She is an internationally recognized interaction designer.

Utopia
an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.
Dystopia
an imagined place or state in which everything is
Janet Murray
Her specialty?
Digital narrative and digital humanities.
PhD in English Literature from Harvard, specializing in the English novel and later on she started teaching in MIT.
Education?
Cultural Representation of Technology
Murray's Ideas
future is always
both
Videogames
and
Technology

near
in the
or
far

Utopia
or
Dystopia
represented as a state of
Film

in
Definition -
The word was first used in the book
Utopia
(1516) by Sir Thomas More.
Origin
G
r
e
e
k
Based on
ou 'not' + topos 'place.'
Enter

Definition -
Typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.
Classic Example
The
Garden
of
Eden

evil

good
and
Aesthetically pleasing and in which there was

NO
knowledge
of
unpleasant
bad
or
A place where humans are powerless, no rules, and no
LAW
.
Everything and everyone is controlled by the

machines
Based on different
Representation of
Cultures
OWN
unique way
Technology
has its
of being shown
Video Games
through
Film
and
HELL
-
The representation of a place with
Good
NO
rules and the absence of
spiritual realm of
evil
and suffering
Classic Example
Western Culture
Dystopian
Tech
-
Eastern Culture
Generally
Utopia
Technology

is portrayed as a state of
humans
and
advanced
technology
helps humanity.
The enemy is usually a
Everything is controlled by
demon
monster

or a
of
Personal
Utopia
Example

Dystopia

and
Favorite

Bringing
to an age that it did not exist before
Humans have the tendency to revisit their

technology

past
Video Games are evolving
Revisiting
evolution
of
Humanity
making
possible
Why is
"
Horizon
"
interesting?
Humans NEED those
Because while living in a state of
is portrayed by the

Nature


machines
.
Dystopia
.
animals

mechanical

to survive

Since they are in
For the
FIRST
time
Stone age

All
machines
stone age

they also have dinosaurs or mythical monster
weapons are mixed with the future
machines
animals
are extincted and are represented by
NATURE
ARE
MACHINES
Info about
HORIZON
Dystopia
which also contains a
vital
part of
Utopia
The world of
Horizon: Zero Dawn
is at a state of
Which makes it extremely interesting.
THE END
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