Organic Systems: Environments, Bodies & Cultures in Science Fiction

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    Organic Systems: Environments, Bodies and Cultures in Science Fiction

    Though often understood in ecological terms, the word ‘environment’ can also be viewed more widely as the surroundings and conditions of a specific system—whether they be mechanical, biological, social or chemical. Culture arises from and then informs these systems, becoming itself a further component of environments. Science fictional texts have explored the interactions between culture, environments and bodies on a wide spectrum of scale: from the level of a planetary biosphere or climate system (e.g. terraforming) to a single body or organ (e.g. genetic engineering). This conference will gather Science Fiction researchers, critics, authors and readers together to discuss intersections between cultural and organic systems in all forms of SF media.

    Keynote Lecture
    Dr Chris Pak - http://chrispak.wixsite.com/chrispak

    Roundtable Discussion
    Gwyneth Jones - http://www.gwynethjones.uk
    Paul McAuley - http://www.unlikelyworlds.co.uk
    Professor Adam Roberts - http://www.adamroberts.com
    Dr Caroline Edwards (chair) - http://www.drcarolineedwards.com

    Schedule
    08.30 - 9.00 — Registration
    09.00 - 10.00 — Welcome and Keynote
    10.00 - 11.00 — Parallel Panels (1)
    11.00 - 11.15 — Break
    11.15 - 12.45 — Parallel Panels (2)
    12.45 - 13.30 — Lunch
    13.30 - 14.30 — Parallel Panels (3)
    14.30 - 14.45 — Break
    14.45 - 16.15 — Parallel Panels (4)
    16.15 - 16.30 — Break
    16.30 - 17.30 — Roundtable Discussion

    After the conference activities finish, we will move to a nearby pub for some relaxed drinks and socialising, before proceeding to a restaurant for the conference dinner. Meals are not provided, but hot beverages and snacks will be available during breaks.

    Delegates will receive a digital copy of the conference programme by email, whilst print copies will be available at the conference free of charge.

    DATE AND TIME
    Sat, September 16, 2017

    8:30 AM – 6:00 PM BST


    LOCATION
    Rooms B03, B04 and B06

    43 Gordon Square

    London, WC1H 0DP

    "Organic Systems" - London Science Fiction Conference

    Sat, September 16, 2017, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM BST

    £7
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