A. SYMPOSIUM SCIENCE FICTION/SCIENCE FACTION
A symposium of three evenings will be organized about the mutual influence of science fiction and computer technology development.
The event is organized by internet provider Xs4all, Waag Society and the Cyberspace
Salvations research team of Leiden University and the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Prominent Virtual World designers, cyberpunk authors and the editor of a cyber culture magazine will engage in discussions with the audience and social scientists.
The main theme is the cross-fertilization between science fiction and 'science faction', how it took place in the past and can shape technologies of the future.
The first Speaker & date: March 21
Bruce Sterling (USA) (founder of cyberpunk movement, designer) &
P. Pels (NL) (Anthropology, Leiden University)
Moderator: Sally Wyatt (UK) (Virtual Knowledge Studio, President of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology)
Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179
Venue starts: 20.00