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Author Country (or Countries)

Bahrain

Abstract

We identify how images of future cities in science fiction films make global information change more widely available to the public. However, it is noticed the continuous representation of the future as deteriorated and declining future. This paper aims to identify how the images of future cities in science fiction films are affected by the current developments in renewable sources of energy and their integration within the city. It can be argued that science fiction films generally lack references to renewable sources of energy. The scarcity of these references to renewable sources of energy in science fiction films can be attributed to the perception of these images as a representation of a prosperous future society while, in many occasions, science fiction films depict future cities as a dystopia. This paper examines this assumption by comparing the dystopic visions of future cities to the utopic vision in science fiction films through the implementation of renewable sources of energy within the depicted future city and its buildings.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.18576/amis/130320

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