Virtual Futures presents Near-Future Fictions on the theme of ‘Tomorrow’s Battles.’
War has, so far, been inevitable throughout human history – but what will the future of conflict or cooperation look like? Will the discoveries of the future lead us to a world without violent disagreement, or just result in us killing one another in more creative ways? Paint us your future of what kind of conflict – or lack of – will emerge from the caldron of tomorrow’s technologies: what utopia or dystopia will we be exposed to?
Join us for an evening that incorporates original reading, performance and live art as 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.
Curated by Jule Owen and Stephen Oram.
Jule Owen was born and raised in Merseyside and now lives in London. She works in technology by day and writes science fiction and stories about future worlds by night. She is interested in the way that science fiction and science and technology inform and inspire one another.
Stephen Oram writes science fiction. He’s been a hippie-punk, religious-squatter and a bureaucrat-anarchist; he thrives on contradictions. He has two published novels, Quantum Confessions and Fluence and is in several anthologies. His recent collection, Eating Robots and Other Stories, was described by the Morning Star as one of the top radical works of fiction in 2017.
18:30pm – 19:00pm: Registration & Drinks
19:00pm – 19:25pm: Special Presentation by TBC
19:25pm – 19:45pm: Science Fiction Readings
19:45pm – 20:00pm: Break
20:00pm – 20:30pm: Science Fiction Readings
20:30pm – Close: Drinks & Networking
The LIBRARY London is a members’ club tailored to the design, literary and theatre worlds. Find out more: http://LIB-RARY.com
Virtual Futures (Est.1994) is a Community Interest Company (CIC). Ticket sales help to cover costs of the event including filming and documentation.