Prometheus by the Bay: Hollywood and tech capitalism in Silicon Valley

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A sequence of recent science-fiction films set in the San Francisco Bay Area suggests that Silicon Valley corporations have become a major concern for Hollywood. These films present Silicon Valley capitalism in thrall to a technological experimentation that prompts disastrous outcomes, which the films collectively argue emerges from the corporations’ drive for profit and ignorance of the precautionary principle. Yet Hollywood’s response to Silicon Valley involves the valorizing of a kinder, less rapacious capitalism than that of Silicon Valley, a position that prevents a thorough critique of a major challenger to its position within our culture.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Journal Of Popular Culture
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 9 Feb 2023


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