From Aldous Huxley’s classic 1932 novel Brave New World to films like GATTACA(1997) and TV shows like Orphan Black (2013-17), popular culture profoundly influences how we understand the potential impacts of emerging biotechnologies. Art and popular culture can stimulate reflection on how new technologies, if they are embraced uncritically, might exacerbate existing inequalities.
By Gina Maranto, Biopolitical Times guest contributor | 04.05.2021
It’s not for nothing that Time, Inc. developed its formula for telling stories—catchy lede, billboard that tells 'em what you’re going to tell ‘em, last graf that catapults them into the future. No wobbling; narrative charging right along. In the rush, the reader is propelled, questions cast aside, riding the tale you want them to believe.
Not surprisingly, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author and former Time editor, has the style down pat. A sometimes breathless, technocratic enthusiasm; an ability to reduce...