Envisioning Space Exploration: Scotland in Space and the Literary Imagination

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Envisioning Space Exploration: Scotland in Space and the Literary Imagination

Thursday, 23 May, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:30
1.06 Project Room 50 George Square Edinburgh EH8 9JU
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Science fiction authors will present their latest short tales to be published in Scotland in Space this autumn by Shoreline of Infinity. These authors will offer short readings of their stories and discuss the questions these pose on the social implications of Scottish space exploration and offer meaningful pointers to how the country can explore space in an inclusive and non-exploitative manner. The seminar will also include short talks by academics who have written accompanying essays which offer background scientific, social and literary information to the science fictional tales. The discussion will be followed by a short drinks reception in which the audience can ask the panel more questions. Join us for an evening of interdisciplinary thought provoking discussion!

 

Speakers:

Laura Lam - Speculative Fiction Author

Dr Russell Jones - Science Fiction Writer and Editor

Matjaz Vidmar - Research Student - Science Technology and Innovation Studies , The University of Edinburgh

Dr Beth Biller - Reader, Institute for Astronomy, The University of Edinburgh

Dr Sean McMahon - UK Centre for Astrobiology, The University of Edinburgh

Dr Elsa Bouet - Lecturer in English, Edinburgh Napier University

 

 

Join us for our other two seminars on June 20 ‘Visions of an Inclusive Outer Space: Systems and Architectures’, and 19 July ‘Re(En)Visioning Space Exploration: From the Moon Landing to Further Afield’!

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