A great write-up of the second Near-Future Fictions event of the year, which featured my brand new story The Test.
Extruded Bodies & Phantom Flesh by Andrew Wallace
Virtual Futures’ March 2018 Near Future FictionsSalon explored the theme of Virtual Persons
Virtual Futures grew out of a series of conferences in the mid-90s that sought to develop a new discipline that would confront the technologisation of culture. Its latest incarnation is a regular ‘Salon’, where philosophical, scientific and creative thinkers combine discussion, performance and fiction to explore current and potential technological extensions of the human condition.
The Near Future Fictions Salons place science fiction centre stage, with previous guest participants including Alan Moore, Pat Cadigan, Gwyneth Jones, Hari Kunzru and Geoff Ryman.
Monday’s event explored the theme of ‘Virtual Persons’:
The digital world is a personality playground that offers us an unprecedented ability to curate and create a public persona – but what does this ability mean for the future of personhood? [from http://www.virtualfutures.co.uk]
Opening keynote by performance artist…
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The Test was great! Are you at the next one on Tuesday?
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Thanks, Andrew! Sadly I won’t be at the next one – I didn’t submit a story for it and as I’m based in York it’s a bit far to come. I’ll have to wait for the YouTube uploads!