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.
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)