4th October / Sunday / 17h00/ Fórum Lisboa Bar
Title: What to do when everything burns? Some dystopic cities post-9/11
Author: José Duarte
Brief introduction to the a post-doctoral research that includes a section dedicated to the study of alternative visions of the city, with particular interest in films directed after 9/11, as the case of The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-2012), Battle of L.A. (2011) or Judge Dredd (2012).
Title: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Dystopic cities and discourses of fear
Author: Igor Furão
In this presentation I would like to propose a brief reflection about dystopic cities where discourses of security and control devices based on fear prevail. I will focus specially on sci-fi film narratives in which robotics and artificial intelligence occupy a prominent place, such as I, Robot (2004), Minority Report (2002), or Robocop (2014).