Optimistic visions of the future – a panel discussion on literature and science
Does the crisis of imagination cause that the narration of visions of the future is dominated by fatalistic and apocalyptic themes? Aleksandra Mochocka, PhD, literary scholar and popular culture researcher, Stanisław Krawczyk, sociologist and researcher of literature and popular culture, Krystyna Chodorowska, programmer in the department of artificial intelligence, and Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, PhD, professor at the Institute of English Philology of the University of Wrocław, will share their thoughts on the subject.
Optimistic futurism has been in retreat for many years. Visions of the future known from recent novels, games, or movies show us very bleak visions of what is to come. Does the crisis of imagination cause fatalistic, apocalyptic themes to dominate the narrative of visions of the future? To some extent it does. But we want to look for the missing trends in literature that speak of positive solutions to global and local crises. The discussion will be held by scholars of literature and people writing in the field of speculative fiction, including Aleksandra Mochocka, PhD (UKW) and Stanisław Krawczyk, PhD (independent researcher and blogger). The meeting will be hosted by Marta Tymińska.
The panel discussion will be streamed at: www.facebook.com/BibliotekaGdynia