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Triple Canopy : "Triple Canopy is pleased to announce Speculations (“The future is __”), fifty days of lectures, discussions, and debates about the future, as part of EXPO 1: New York at MoMA PS1.

Triple Canopy is inviting writers, artists, scientists, activists, economists, and technologists to bet on futures they want to see realized and to describe them as clearly as possible, while considering what demands these futures make on the present." Read on

» homepage: www.momaps1.org

Here is my biased towards scifi authors selection. But please make sure to check the complete list at www.momaps1.org

Samuel Delany is the author of science-fiction novels including Dhalgren and Babel-17. Kelly Link coedits Small Beer Press and has written three collections of fantastic short stories, most recently Pretty Monsters. They will talk about how we use and abuse the future. View the Livestream.

Maureen McHugh’s latest story collection, After the Apocalypse, was one of Publishers Weekly’s Ten Best Books of 2011. She will speculate on the consequences of depopulation and de-extinction, and the possibility of terraforming Earth itself to ensure our survival. View the Livestream.

Katie Kitamura has written for Frieze, Wired, and the New York Times. Her novels include The Longshot and Gone to the Forest. At 2 p.m. she will draw on Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film World on a Wire to consider simulacra as a model for thinking about fiction writing and authorship. At 4 p.m. she will describe a future where languages are traded like currency. View the Livestream.

Kim Stanley Robinson is a science-fiction author and the winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. At 1:30 p.m., he will deliver a keynote talk, “What Is the Future For?,” and consider the strange shape that climate change gives the future. View the Livestream. At 4 p.m., he will be in conversation with novelist John Crowley. View the Livestream.

Jace Clayton is an artist focused on the intersection of sound, technology use in low-income communities, and public space. As DJ /rupture, Clayton has released a number of acclaimed albums. At 2 p.m. he will talk about Ted Chiang's "Story of Your Life." At 4 p.m. he will discuss inexpensive time-travel devices and how the future might not exist. View the Livestream.

Ted Chiang is the author of Stories of Your Life and Others and, most recently, the novella The Lifecycle of Software Objects. His fiction has won the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Locus Awards. At 2 p.m. he will discuss the short story "The Guy Who Worked for Money" by Benjamin Rosenbaum. At 4 p.m. he will describe how technology will change the way we narrativize our lives. View the Livestream.

Marina Abramovic' has been using her own body as subject, object, and medium since the early 1970s. In 2011, the Museum of Modern Art presented her retrospective “The Artist Is Present.” She will talk about how to create a productive union between the arts, science, technology, spirituality, and education in the future. View the Livestream.

Sergio De La Pava is a public defender in New York City and author of the novels A Naked Singularity and Personae. At 2 p.m. he will discuss Philip K. Dick's story "The Minority Report." At 4 p.m. he will speak about the future of criminal justice. View the Livestream.



  
13.07.14    Tag: SciFi




 
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