Hackathon: Diverse Voices In Science Fiction

February 16, 2021 – February 16, 2021 Project Event

Digital Alchemy & Science Fiction Workshop Series in cooperation with Artsformation, invites you to this online hackathon where we will create a forum for reflection on how we can be a part of expanding the narrative of science fiction and technology and who creates it. We will among other collectively redefine the Wikipedia page describing science fiction and science fiction technologies, to highlight the voices of a more diverse body of science fiction authors, technologists, scientists, artists and inventors.

There has been a long and rich history between science fiction and the development of new technologies. From virtual reality to teleconferencing, science fiction has left its ongoing influence on our present day device-driven world. But technologies are not neutral: they are imbued with the values and interests of their creators.

What are the implications, then, if many of the works of science fiction which we see attributed to modern technologies were penned by white cisgender heteronormative male authors? What are the implications if the same dominant voices are overwhelmingly centered in the design and development of new technology products? Who gets a voice in creating the future and who is excluded?

Date/Time: 16. February 2021 from 17-19 (online event)

Workshop led by Mirabelle Jones.

Registration: Register for the workshop via this link: https://forms.gle/CAQZjBbK11fWJ4rN7

Max. 20 Participants

A link for the event will be sent to you the day before the event begins.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/239819580951020
Location: Online
Organised By: Catch, CBS, EA