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Near-Future Fictions Vol. 02 | Virtual Futures Salon
Tue 4 April 2017, 18:30 – 21:00 BST
Virtual Futures continues its mission to to reassert the significance of science fiction as a tool for navigating the increasing technologization of society and culture.
Join us for an evening that incorporates original reading, performance and live art to explore the possible consequences and impacts of the latest scientific developments have on our ontology.
This month’s theme: 'Fit for the Future'
How will technology transform with the human body? From embryo to corpse, what will be done to make humanity future-proof? Surprise us and our audience with fictions - perhaps soon to be facts - concerning the interface between our anatomy and technology: from designer babies, to enhanced muscles, to mechanising the flesh and extending life - show us your vision of what will happen to our mortal frame in the near future.
Virtual Futures has a long history of hosting a range of renowned fiction authors including Alan Moore (Author of Watchmen, V for Vendetta), Pat Cadigan (Queen of Cyberpunk and the Author of Synners and Fools), Arthur & Marilouise Kroker (Editors of CTHEORY), Hari Kunzru (Author of Transmissions), James Flint (Author of The Book of Ash), Rachel Armstrong (Author of The Gray's Anatomy), Gwyneth Jones (Author of Bold As Love) and O(rphan)d(rift>). We look forward to having you join our distinguished alumni.
Authors & Contributors
- Allen Ashley, Clockhouse London Writers and British Fantasy Society
- L.P Lee, Advertiser
- Stephen Oram, Science Fiction Author
- Jule Owen, Science Fiction Author & Technology Consultant
- Douglas Park, Visual Artist
- Britta Schulte, PHD Computer Science at University College London
- A. Umbra, Unknown
(Listed in alphabetical order by last name.)
Hosted by Stephen Oram (Near-Future Fiction Author in Residence at Virtual Futures) & Luke Robert Mason (Director, Virtual Futures)
About the Venue
The Lights of Soho, London’s newest art gallery and member’s lounge, is now open, operating as a cultural hub for Soho’s creative community and the global home of creative neon and light art formats. Find out more: http://lightsofsoho.com
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Virtual Futures (Est.1994) is a Community Interest Company (CIC). Ticket sales help to cover costs of the event including filming and documentation.