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Brave New Clockwork Soylent Hungerball Metropolis 1984: On our constant dystopia.
It may be that, like our desire for extreme sour gummy worms, our constant dystopia is a symptom of our ever-increasing appetite for stimulation. Dystopia might be to advanced civilization what emotional drama is to bored high school romantics. It might be the bourgeois comfort of a segment of us shaping narration that lends already miserable circumstances a hue of hubris having pushed beyond the brink of inevitable disaster.
In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen strolls out of our endtimes-obsessed multiplex and into our constant dystopia of everyday life (for however long that's going to last) and wonders which unbelievable, poorly rendered antagonists will cause our ruin in the third act, and whether someone might be able to touch up our vital narrative before the credits roll.
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According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.
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