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From 2001 A Space Odyssey to Minority Report: Reflections of Imagining Future on Science Fiction
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Planning and Media Design.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

My Bachelor’s Thesis is a comparative analysis that identifies a paradigm shift based on how imagining and portraying futuristic technology and human - computer (or machine) interaction within science fiction works and explore how they depict the technology and the future thinking of their own era. I use two very popular and influential works from two different eras: 2001 A Space Odyssey from the late 1960s and Minority Report from the early 2000s. In the first part of this analysis, I analyze the technology and human interaction with technology in 2001: A Space Odyssey and argue what this tells about the technology thinking of the late 1960s, the high time of the Space Race. During the second part, the analysis continues with the other primary source, Minority Report. However, in this part I make direct comparisons with 2001: A Space Odyssey in order to illustrate the paradigm shift with clear examples.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 24 p.
Keyword [en]
human- computer interaction, design, future thinking, science fiction, design fiction
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Specific Languages General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-5618Local ID: diva2:833008
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2012-06-05 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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