Talking Technophobia in Film: Back to the Future

“Be afraid. Be very afraid.” From the very beginning, Hollywood movies have offered a frightening reflection of our deep fear of technology, its effects, and sinister implications. Time-traveling terminators, resurrected dinosaurs, alien invasions, and virtual prisons all give us a sense of just how terrified Hollywood writers, directors, and producers think we are (or should be).

In this class we will investigate popular, pivotal movies and discuss their fears, warnings, and possible solutions to this ever-increasing cultural technophobia. Discussion topics will include: “the mad scientist and you,” “ghosts in the machines,” “malfunctioning machinations,” “risks and rewards,” and “the power of human ingenuity.”


December 6th at 7:00pm

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”

This month on “Talking Technophobia in Film,” we grab our hover boards, crank up the volume on Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B Goode,” and climb into a DeLorean for the Back to the Future Trilogy (1985-1990).

We will touch upon prophetic and predictive technologies, the paradoxes of time-travel, and the power of the Nostalgia Cycle.   Some themes will include the “mad scientist,” “fate vs. free-will,” and “failure.” 

Click HERE to register for this free class at LMCTV,
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