Mass Mediated Hand Holding: Depressive Bioconservative Cinema and Its Manic Technophiliac Twin

Posted in Evolution / Genetics, Human Enhancement, Transhumanism at 9:58 am by rheil

Dale Carrico

Link: http://amormundi.blogspot.com/2007/02/mass-mediated-hand-holding-depressive.html

(»”Over the past 100 years, films have simultaneously mistrusted and marveled in the possibility of genomic improvement,” comments David Kirby in an intriguing recent article in The Scientist.
Kirby begins his piece with the conjuration of a scene from one of my personal guilty pleasures, the truly (inspired?) kookoo bananas 1996 re-make of The Island of Dr. Moreau, starring Marlon Brando.
“The very essence of the devil is no more than a tiresome collection of genes.” Now imagine Marlon Brando’s voice saying this. Now imagine, as Kirby sketches the scene, in aptly purple prose: “With his white muumuu, rosemary-like beaded necklace and domed ‘Pope-mobile’… Brando’s Moreau suggests the image of a secular priest worshipping at a genetic alter [sic].” [...]«)

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