Digital Patmos: Vol 1 Issue 1

Digital Patmos: Vol 1 Issue 1

The Portrayal of Societal Fears in Popular Culture

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The Portrayal of Societal Fears in Popular Culture

-Begin Transmission- Greetings. We are from The Future, where the apocalypse has come…and gone. Our world is now overrun with telepathic mutants, artificial intelligence, unregistered superheroes – and controlled by a single company: Buy’N’Large.  The […]

BNL: the embodiment of our worst nightmares regarding capitalism

Introduction WALL-E[1] opens in the year 2805 after the arrival of the apocalypse; the Earth has become a hazardous and toxic environment, rendered uninhabitable by the sheer amount of trash produced by human beings. Only […]

An examination of Artificial Intelligence’s portrayal in Avengers: Age of Ultron

  In the film Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)[1] (AOU), Artificial Intelligence (AI) should not be understood merely as an element, glossed over cursorily for the sake of moving the plot. In fact, its importance […]

A Look at the Success of Marvel’s Civil War in a Post-9/11 World

Introduction Published in 2006 through 2007, the Marvel Comics Civil War story arc has had a lasting legacy and influence. The Civil War story arc pits a group of superheroes siding with Iron Man (“Team Iron Man”) against another […]

The Chrysalids: Paradox in Modern Societies

Introduction Published in 1955, John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids is set in a post-apocalyptic world and begins with a society in Labrador that adheres to strict religious beliefs. A suspected nuclear apocalypse has forced the community […]