Science Fiction / Science Fact: Fiction Narratives as a Technocultural Tool

Science Fiction / Science Fact: Fiction Narratives as a Technocultural Tool
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

In this webinar, Galit Ariel will discuss the value of non-mainstream and other multicultural perspectives of Science Fiction, and she will also assess the intertwined relationship between Science Fiction, technological and cultural representations.

Science Fiction as a medium had a tremendous influence on modern and contemporary culture. Since its conception, it reflected and predicted the techno-cultural and cultural zeitgeist, instigating imaginative horizons —from new aesthetics to cinematic innovation, and inspired countless real-life technological advancement. This talk will discuss the value of non-mainstream and other multicultural perspectives of Science Fiction as a way to examine conceptual and artistic paradigms, reflected in multiple Science Fiction media outlet (including film, television, interactive and animation).

Galit Ariel is a TechnoFuturist author who explores the wild and imaginative side of immersive technologies and their impact on our cultures, behaviors and interactions. She is the founder of the speculative design agency Future Memory Inc., the author of Augmenting Alice: The Future of Identity, Experience and Reality, and a sought-after speaker featured at global conferences such as TED, The Next Web, SXSW, Fifteen Seconds, Slush Tokyo, FITC, The European Union, or Bell Labs. Galit gained a BA in Product Design from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design, an MA in Design Management & Innovation from Savannah College of Art & Design and is currently pursuing her research-creation PhD at York University.

This will be the twenty-fourth of a series of HASTAC Webinars that started in 2019. In this series, HASTAC Scholars facilitate 45-minute webinars on topics ranging from Interview Prep or Blog Posting to Networking, Personal Statements, and Pedagogy Strategies for Adjuncts.

Call-in details and link for the webinar are below.

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