Hypothetical development, design fiction and The Noun Project. Three ideas that are about construction and design, but not in a bricks and mortar, or ink and paper kind of way.
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What does it mean to design technology that doesn’t exist…yet? This type of design exists, and it takes its inspiration from Science Fiction. They call it…Design Fiction.
This story is about how design fiction imagines and shapes future technologies, featuring transmedia futurist Trevor Haldenby and engineer/philosopher Julian Bleecker.
Project Hieroglyph is an initiative that aims to break science fiction writers’ addiction to the negative. Ed Finn, Director of the Center for Science and Imagination at Arizona State University, explains why positive science fiction stories are important for our future.
Science fiction has long been a popular genre - from print to television to film. But how does the Australian science fiction scene compare internationally? And why is it that there’ve been so few Australian scifi films?
Also the link between science fiction and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Mike Jones, Lecturer in Screen Studies, Australian Film Television and Radio School.
Dr Maria Cunningham, Lecturer, School of Physics at the University of New South Wales.
Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy and Technology program.
Jonathan Strahan, Editor, anthologist and book reviewer.
Further Information: Jonathan Strahan’s website (http://www.jonathanstrahan.com.au/)
American Prospect article on Jay Stanley & scifi (http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=humanoid_rights)
Dr Maria Cunningham’s profile (http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/STAFF/ACADEMIC/cunningham.html)
Mike Jones’s profile (http://www.aftrs.edu.au/about/staff--people/teaching-staff/mike-jones.aspx)
Mike Jones essay on fears and questions of science fiction (http://blogs.aftrs.edu.au/screenculture/?p=518)
Future Scifi project page (http://abc.net.au/rn/futuretense/stories/2011/3092658.htm)
Information about Awfully Wonderful - science fiction art exhibition (http://blogs.radionational.net.au/futuretense/?p=1405)