Crossposting from Lainchan (https://lainchan.org/r/res/3260.html#3260
). I've been wanting to compile a large variety of "eye-opening" media, and then to organize it by increasing gradation.
For me, there was much media that helped me to see things as I do now, to question things, be wary of the government, and see the various flaws in society. Anything that encourages free thought or distrust in assumptions/governments is what I am aiming for.
My idea is to organize it in such a way that a "program" can be made of it to introduce to people to help them to "wake up". Intro-tier would have to be "accessible" enough as not to cause any conditioned aversion toward it, and to gradually increase the concepts as you move higher on the list.
As far as the media medium itself, music and movies are better introductions than interactive media or books/podcasts.
Here's a sample of my current, unorganized list:
>The Matrix (and sequels?)
>Johnny Got His Gun
>The Truman Show
>Avatar(?) (Not air-bender)
As far as intro-tier music goes- easily accessible, discernible lyrics, and subtle, thought-provoking themes (or perhaps just music that strays from standard musical trends in any way, but perhaps this works better for a higher tier). Basically, to subversively convey ideas and plant "seeds of doubt", to make conditionally foreign ideas more accessible and familiar. Similar to what current media is doing by forceful immersion.
>Front Line Assembly
>Mankind Is Obsolete
Intro-tier would be mostly fiction, and higher tiers would include non-fiction.
>1984 - George Orwell
>Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
>Fight Club - Chuck Paluhniuk
>Anthem - Ayn Rand
>Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
>Lord of the Flies - William Golding
>Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
>The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
>The Giver - Lois Lowry
>Gathering Blue - Lois Lowry
>Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card (Perhaps series?)
>Fehrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
>Dune - Frank Herbert (Series?)
>Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
>Welcome to the NHK
>Ghost in the Shell (1996)
>Neon Genesis Evangelion
This is pretty general so far, so help me to refine by giving suggestions and questioning what I put here