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(May 2003 - March 2007.) Tama's thoughts on the blogosphere, podcasting, popular culture, digital media and citizen journalism posted from a laptop computer somewhere in Perth's isolated, miniature, urban jungle ...

Advertising from the Future - Children of Men

Wednesday, February 28, 2007
I'm giving a couple of lectures this semester in the Ecotexts: Nature/Writing/Technology course which has some great books and films on it. I'm getting to give lectures on Blade Runner and the anime Metropolis, but I've also been exploring links between these and other films on the course, including Code 46 and Children of Men. Of the three non-animated films, one of the most interesting textures they use is advertising; the bleak landscapes and cityscapes of the near-future are awash with commercials and warnings! In my online explorations, I've found a wonderful clip produced as a portfolio piece by the Foreign Office, the design company which worked on many of the media textures in Children of Men:

The future imagined through these advertisements and warnings is one easily extrapolated from today, yet cleverly different enough to suggest a future setting!

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2 Comments:

At 3/01/2007 07:32:00 pm, Blogger jo gray blogs said...

hey tarm

have you seen this?

http://www.platformzero.com/platformzerofilm/AnthonyBloorPlatformzeroSmall.mov

x

 
At 3/01/2007 07:43:00 pm, Blogger Tama said...

hey Jo,

That's pretty nifty; the teddy-bear reminded me a bit of Akira!

:)

 

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