This fictional advertising campaign is a dystopian take on a future with room only for those able to afford their own body parts. The campaign idea and the products have all been designed and illustrated by Chantal Sherif, with art direction from Tarek Abdelkawi.

I used olympic athletes as an inspiration and a metaphor for physical superiority in the posters, and I translated sports and movements into organs.

The Handmaid's Tale || Margaret Atwood || 311 pages
Top 3 Genres: Dystopia / Classics / Science Fiction

Synopsis: Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…

Finished: November 20th, 2014.

Progress: 51 / 50. OVERFLOW. 102% complete.

My Rating: ★★★★★. [5/5]

My Review: [Under the read more - NOT SPOILER FREE]

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I received the Shifter from the GoodReads giveaway. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was really excited to read this book and it did not let me down. I did get somewhat annoyed in the beginning by Faedra, nor did I see the selfishness that was used to describe her. I do love the new and different look on the romance. I cannot wait until the second book comes out, I really started procrastinating towards the end so the book did not finish! In the last 10 or so chapters I was completely in shock as to what was happening and I could not stop reading. I feel the four stars were due to how long I took on this book, but it was simply because I was busy and nothing else. I cannot wait until I re-read the book and until the second one is out. This is a book that should be known everywhere.

This book will leave you wanting more.

Native Filmmakers Shoot Dystopian Drama on Pine Ridge Reservation

It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for "The People," the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.

Based out of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Indigene Studios was co-founded in April 2014 by Willi White, Oglala Lakota, and Angel White Eyes, Oglala Lakota and Ojibwa.

“This is our way of giving back to our communities but also expressing ourselves,” White said. “Non-Natives always come here and sell the same narrative to the mainstream media. We want to change that narrative and give a voice to the stories that are already here.”

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via Indian Country Today Media Network



'Your mind is just another piece of circuitry in a binary world. Careful, I could turn out the lights.'

A mix for new age mages; crashing servers for quick cash, hacking mainframes with their minds, overloading grids to ride the euphoria of the information highway with the blue electric angels.