Episode 2: “Brads Are On Notice”

The film Hackers (1995) and the novel Walkaway (Cory Doctorow, 2017).

11 March 2019 · 41:50

Cancelling the Apocalypse
Cancelling the Apocalypse
Episode 2: "Brads Are On Notice"

Dom and Raph continue their exploration of utopian and maybe-not-so-utopian stories with the 1995 film Hackers and the novel Walkaway by Cory Doctorow. Are all kinds of nostalgia anti-utopian? Can migrancy be positive? What does Dom have against Angelina Jolie? Why, Dom?


Walkaway (Cory Doctorow, 2017) – Wikipedia

Hackers (1995) – Wikipedia

Cory Doctorow: ‘Wealth Inequality Is Even Worse in Reputation Economies’, in Locus Magazine

And, as promised:

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