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Junior Contributor II
A world where climate change is a conspiracy
Debate motion: This house prefers a world where climate change is a conspiracy, but people still believe it.
How has this been reflected in futuristic sci-fi films or series (take Stargate for example) that portray theories about the future etc.? Did people believe in the effects of climate change more in the past than today and why?
Edit for clarification: Though this is the first topic I’ve introduced I thought it would be better to keep it open to interpretation. The primary aim of this topic is to encourage you to think about how current day problems facing society were reflected only as conspiracy theories in old movies. From this, determine if you think people took issues like climate change more seriously when they didn’t exist or weren’t as prominent.
There’s a youtube version of it you can watch if you like!
Yes! Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek 🙂
I admire your approach to these emerging issues we currently face in our digital environments. The emergence of new media writing has brought into being the combination of the affordances of new digital technologies. The use of new digital technologies provides the opportunity to engage in social media through the possibility of developing an intimate relationship between the reader and post itself. This effect is heightened through the combined media style to evoke emotion through the use of music, voice-overs, video clips and photographs so that the audience can connect with their senses to see and hear – and provides a sense of social reality, and this is what presents the risks and multitude of harm to individuals.
I enjoyed reading this 🙂
You argue that creative writing is the sincerest form of reality, and you tend to refer to more traditional forms of writing itself. But what if we consider writing as part of a dynamic ‘ecosystem’, what new possibilities does writing in a digitally networked environment open up? Where writing presents innovative opportunities for audiences to interact with multimodal platforms and creating new exhilarating experiences. When a ‘reader’ can connect with their senses to see and hear the characters within a story – it provides a sense of social reality, is that a form of reality too?
I enjoyed reading this but oh how I would’ve loved it if you shortened your sentences for ease of reading. If you were to write another article about to what extent gender-based violence against women has been a part of every single war in reality – I’d be very interested in reading it.