Fiction, as well as offering a series of methods and protocols for understanding information, can be understood as a tool used by hegemonies to perpetuate their power over our conception of the past, present experience and envisaged futures. Today, the large technology corporations make use of fiction to impose certain visions of the future that are aligned with their interests, and over which we apparently have no power.

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Radio wardman Pks. Pool, 7/10/24 | Library of the Congress | Unknown use restrictions

This article was originally published at CCCBLab, where you can find a spanish and catalan version of this article.

This story starts off with a monster — the spikes on its back stick through its red cape and its arms are hairy, thick and rounded off with huge claws. This being is the reason why a community dares not to leave the confines of its village. The villagers enjoy a peaceful life as long as nobody goes too near the forest, which is home to that which “we don’t speak of”. Beyond the trees, a fence separates this Amish village from a world of highways, consumption and individualism. …


Andreu Belsunces

Understanding network-machine → post-digital cultures— collaborative practices — fiction scientist

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