Utopia Now launch [28 July 2022]
It is with great pleasure that I can announce Share the Future, a public event on 3 June (tickets on eventbrite)
As regular readers of this blog know, I’ve been working alongside scientists and future-tech folk for a couple of years as part of a project with King’s College London. They do the science and I do the fiction. In fact, Christine Aicardi who leads the project wrote the foreword to my new collection.
These collaborations have been really interesting and have produced some great fiction for public events and some has made it into my new collection. Two of the scientists, Claire Steves and Danbee Kim, have each written an expert response at the back of the Biohacked & Begging.
This is what Claire and Danbee have to say about sharing…
“Openness and lack of secrecy in research reduces the chance that good ideas are only exploitable by private entities.” Claire Steves.
“Hard-working humans who acknowledge how subjective, how painstakingly slow, how human the endeavour of building, organising and sharing knowledge is and needs to be – that will be the beginning of solving our problems, and the first step for anyone who truly wants to be curious.” Danbee Kim.
So, we’d love you to come along and join the conversation on 3 June. Tickets are free, but you need to book.
Find out more about the project, its impact and the background to Zygosity Saves the Day which came out of working with Claire and TwinsUK.
Biohacked & Begging is the second volume in the Nudge the Future series. These are collections of (very) short stories that dig around in our possible futures.
Some of the stories come from collaborations with scientists and others have flown around inside my head all alone before making their way out and on to the page.
Most of the collaborations have come through a project with Dr. Christine Aicardi, who is a Senior Research Fellow from King’s College London. Among other things, her project is looking at: “How good can near-future fiction be at provoking ethical and social reflection on emerging science and technology?” Continue reading