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Tomorrow’s Battles
17 April 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Eventbrite - Tomorrow's Battles | Near-Future Fictions

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.

Special Presentations

TBC

Authors & Contributors

  • Allen Ashley: “That Was The War That Was”
  • Bea Xu: “Second Skin”
  • David Gullen: “The Changing Man”
  • David Turnbull: “Corpse Territory”
  • Jane Norris: “#warbubble”
  • John Houlihan: “Trial by Combat”
  • Jule Owen: “The End of War”
  • Paul Currion: “Why We Fight”
  • Stephen Oram: “Capitalist Crumbs”

Curators

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.

Schedule

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

About the Venue

The LIBRARY London is a members’ club tailored to the design, literary and theatre worlds. Find out more: http://LIB-RARY.com

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More Information

Virtual Futures (Est.1994) is a Community Interest Company (CIC). Ticket sales help to cover costs of the event including filming and documentation.

Details

Date:
17 April 2018
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
£6
Event Category:
Website:
http://vffiction-tomorrowsbattles.eventbrite.com

Venue

LIBRARY London
112 St. Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BD United Kingdom
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Organiser

Virtual Futures
Email:
info@virtualfutures.co.uk
Website:
http://www.virtualfutures.co.uk