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James Kelly

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What is Science Fiction

PRESENTED ON NOV 08, 2018
IN PORTSMOUTH NH @ VOL 35

James Kelly discusses realistic science fiction and the real possibilites of our future.

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BY ADAM ROTHSTEIN
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Speaker Adam Rothstein talks about the making of his science fiction film and everything that goes into the process.

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Science Fiction, Science Fact

BY ALASTAIR FAIRLEY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

"These days, if you can think it, it's a pretty sure bet science is not going to be far behind"

In Science Fiction, Science Fact from PechaKucha Night Bexhill on Sea Vol. 2Alastair Fairley talks about the crossing (for better or worse) of science and fiction. How programmes such as Siri, Facetime and even the internet were once just ideas; fast forward and these very ideas have been fabricated into our everyday lives. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 30th, 2017. 

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Active Fiction: When Fiction Meets the Urban Core

BY JASPAL MARWAH
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jaspal Marwah talks about his love for the urban fabric of the city and how, with the help of some friends and authors, he's helped create a real life "Choose your own adventure" through some of Vancouver's neighbourhoods. 

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Mary Sue vs Strong Female Character

BY AJ FITZWATER
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Up and coming talent science fiction writer AJ Fitzwater intertwines gender, queer and intersectional themes into her short stories. She's noticed a pattern in the world of science fiction. Why is the hero, never a girl? Why is the strong female always somehow a victim? Are you ready to join her on this journey to a galaxy not so far away..?

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Science is the poetry of reality

BY RITA HOFFSTADT
@ VOL 27 ON APR 20, 2017

Rita Hoffstadt talks about the awe that we get from science and how incredible science really is.

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La science-fiction : un miroir de notre monde

BY MARC ATTALAH
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

Et si les récits d’invasions extraterrestres, de robots, de super-héros ou d’intelligences artificielles ne nous parlaient pas d’abord du futur, mais montraient le reflet peu glorieux de nos visages ou les transformations qui ont affecté nos identités ? La science-fiction, car c’est bien de cela qu’il s’agira dans cette performance, a souvent eu mauvaise presse : il est temps de corriger le tir et d’en montrer les richesses ! Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur la science-fiction en 6 minutes et 40 secondes ! »

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The Role of Time For Sci Fi Writers

BY MALENA CRAWFORD
@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

Malena Crawford is a novelist who writes in the science fiction genre of Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism is a term coined by Mark Dery which asks the simple question: What does blackness look like in the future? She will share the role of time in healing narratives, shifting perceptions, and creating new possibilities.

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Design, Technology, Speculation and Making

BY VIRAJ JOSHI
@ VOL 66 ON JUN 12, 2019

Viraj Joshi takes the audience on a journey of storytelling and sci-fi!

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Du robot à l’IA : quand la science-fiction nous parle de notre humanité

BY MARC ATTALAH
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 31, 2019

Ma présentation visera à montrer comment la science-fiction, depuis le début du XXe siècle, s’ingénie à inventer des images pour réfléchir, comme dans un miroir, le portrait, pas toujours glorieux, de ce que nous faisons subir à notre humanité. Des robots aux intelligences artificielles, en passant par les cyborgs, venez contempler les reflets ambigus de nos visages de plus en plus numériques…