Technology's Impact on Society: Technology and the Enlightened Society
SESSION #12 - TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY
FANTASTIC PLANET (René Laloux - 1973)
Director René Laloux 70's psychedelic animation movie filled with bizarre allegories about human rights and crackling with emotional and political resonance.
Fantastic Planet, takes place on the planet Ygam, where the plot takes place. Here some gargantuan blue humanoid alien brought human people from Earth to be kept as animals. In this advanced society, some of them live in the wildreness, others are kept as pets.
The "fantastic planet" or "wild planet" is the way Ygam call their moon, where their population, the Draags, go for meditation. Mindfulness is presented as the main difference between aliens and humans, especially when people from Earth find the way to duplicate alien technology.
"There is no understanding without justice and no justice without understanding"
- René Laloux
After achieving technological development, is mindfulness the next step for human society evolution?
Let's join the course session and try to give an answer to these questions.
19.00 - Check in
19.15 - Moderation
19.30 - Start Screening
21:00 - Discussion and drinks
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Join this course and explore the meaning and end of technology. Watch with us all time classics on the impact of technology on society and participate in a discussion of how technology does shape humanity for the better or worse. Be part of a quest to unlock the mystery of technological evolution and find an answer to what appropriate technology can do to make the World a better place.
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SCREENING ARE ALWAYS IN ENGLISH. Chinese subtitles not guaranteed.
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