Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, and Jennifer Lawrence in the dystopian The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. (Murray Close/Lionsgate)

How ‘Blade Runner’ and Sci-Fi Made Everything Dystopian

Science fiction, especially Blade Runner, has spawned so many dystopias that dystopia itself has become banal. We need a new utopianism that embraces the city. Manu Saadia Utopia, the work of inventing a better future with the powers of imagination, has never looked so out of...
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This Week in Architecture: Visions from the Future

by Katherine Allen Life in Space Our dreams for life in space are crafted in fiction, with visions ranging from the romantic to the dystopian. But as science continues to buffer reality toward our dreams, these visions have started to take on a new significance. This week, the...
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