Tech Noir meets ds106?

Miles, his friend Andy, and I caught a rather clean, but brooding, 35MM print of The Empire Strikes Back (1980) at the Library of Congress, Packard Campus in Culpeper, VA last night. I got to thinking that Empire is very much inline with aesthetic of other tech noirs at the time. It got me thinking a potential theme for next semester’s ds106 might be tech noir hosted by Dr. Oblivion. Here are the films I was thinking about including:

Admittedly, it’s a bit 1980s guy teenager heavy. So help me out here, what am I missing? Or is this way too lopsided? If it’s possible, I was thinking about turning the class into an irregular movie event at the ITCC, and use the building with Oblivion to have some fun 🙂

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7 Responses to Tech Noir meets ds106?

    • Reverend says:

      Absolutely, Akira and Ghost in the Shell would draw in a whole community at UMW. Also, I like the idea of a teenage screwball comedy in there, D’Arcy. So good

      The other one I love is Minority Report, and I left it off here. That might have to come back on. Also, Metropolis might be necessary 🙂

  1. Grant says:

    Akira (1988)

    Ghost in the Shell (1995) … not 80’s but would fit well in techo-dystopian collection

    Would be fun to rotoscope those class video/hangouts using a cam filter – you could call them “Through a Webcam Darkly” … use something like

  2. George Meadows says:

    Repo Man

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