Storytelling: Truth and Speculation
Horario: 3:30 p. m. a 6:30 p. m.
This course will take the form of storytelling accompanied by a conversation about the events in the story and a discussion of the issues raised by those events. The story itself is a speculative narrative epic that depicts a future climate catastrophe and the technology, politics, economics, moral choices and philosophical changes that are demanded by our human response. These issues will include the role of art and literature in envisaging the future, new and old rhetorics of persuasion and distortion, the relationship between private market enterprise and the state, the role of religion and ideology, the battle-space of future wars, the human future of science and technology, innovative views of money and the creative commons, evolutionary spirituality, utopias and dystopias and, above all, a set of solutions to the climate crisis that do not cripple human progress and flourishing. Turner’s book Apocalypse will serve as the core of the course, but the course will also will draw from a wide variety of literary, philosophical, economic and anthropological sources.