Futurism v Fatalism: Is the Internet liberating or imprisoning?
An evening of art, readings, discussion, debate, and wild ecstatic dancing
An evening of live talks and debate co-hosted by Ransom Note and cultural commentator Emma Dabiri with live music from Circle Sky and Heretic.
- John Higgs - author, journalist and TV writer, John’s recent book Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the 20th Century was described by The Guardian as 'a thing of endlessly fascinating, utterly demented genius'.
- Gary Lachman- American writer and musician, Lachman has written extensively about mysticism and the occult. He was also one of the founders and bassist for Blondie.
- Nina Lyon – Nina is the author of the Mushroom Season, an account of youthful psychedelic adventures in the mountains near hear home, which was runner-up for the 2013 FT/Bodley Head Essay Prize and most recently Uprooted: On the Trail of the Green Man (Faber).
- Chris Bateman -Acclaimed game designer (Discworld Noir, Ghost Master) and philosopher Dr Chris Bateman traces the history and influences of cyberpunk, from Enlightenment philosophy and the 1939 New York World's Fair with its promises of a glittering "World of Tomorrow", to the erosion of the movement's themes and its post-cyberpunk epilogue. In this engaging and provocative talk, he challenges today's heirs to the cyberpunk legacy to take charge of our unruly technology and develop the critical perspective necessary to understand it.
- Justin Robertson - Songwriter, rave pilot, artist and scribbler
Followed with music
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