04 Jan Jerusalem 2111
What will daily life in Jerusalem be like a century from now? This is the theme of the Jerusalem 2111 International Animation Competition, organized by the Association of Planning and Conservation- Jerusalem (Beit Hamodel). The blog io9 has a post with links to some of the submissions, which include visions of a depopulated Jerusalem under UN control, what looks like a Marxist revolution, a floating city, and the winning entry “Secular Quarter #3,” embedded above. A while ago, I blogged about African cyberpunk and what we may learn from science fiction from lesser developed countries. Similarly, the Jerusalem 2111 entries (though not necessarily from LDC’s) are examples of how much can be said with very short films of speculative fiction. Great conversation starters.