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RMIT’s Screen Cultures Research lab is hosting members of Deakin University’s Science Fiction Group to speak about how science fiction continues to be imagined dangerously in all its forms.
They will discuss
- How does science fiction recover its danger, away from the neo-liberal safety of commercialisation and criticism that renders it as a digestible genre?
- How can academia approach science fiction in a way that both contributes to, and avoids eroding, the power and danger of science fiction?
- How can the tropes of science fiction be challenged to imagine new intersections of science and fiction?
- Where is science fiction the most unsettling, confronting, and urgent?
The science fiction research group is developing a dynamic research culture that examines and explores those texts and contexts that future dream and world-build. The group extends its research to other science fiction research clusters in Victoria, nationally, and internationally, and it will form new connections and research relationships with those interested in the technological, environmental, social and biological issues that science fiction draws attention to, and comments on. The group is also interested in creative application, and technological innovation, looking to develop projects that result in creative outputs that utilize those technologies and philosophies that help define science fiction.
- Dr Leon Marvell
- Grady Hancock
- Rose Woodcock
- Trent Griffiths
- Associate Professor Sean Redmond