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Out of this world, Sept 16 2011

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Science Fiction Study Day
British Library, London
Friday 16th September 2011, 9.30am – 5.30pm

Both David Cunningham and Chris Daley will be participating in a panel on J.G. Ballard as part of the British Library’s Science Fiction Study Day, accompanying the exhibition Out of this World, on Friday 16th September. Other speakers include Mark Bould, Roger Luckhurst and John Milner.

From utopian to dystopian visions, Futurism to Futurology, the participants will talk about recent projects that feature various aspects of science fiction discourse. Learn about the most recent research trends, methodologies and applications, and get inspired by the ideas and questions examined during the day.

Details and booking here.


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A series of events programmed by the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture, University of Westminster, at The David Roberts Art Foundation Fitzrovia as part of their current exhibition ‘Sculpture of the Space Age’, curated by Raimundas Malasauskas.

Thursday November 5th 2009, 6:30-8:30: THE FUTURE

Tom Corby (new media artist; cultural ecologist; University of Westminster)
David Cunningham (academic, aesthetician, University of Westminster)
Benjamin Noys (author of The Culture of Death and Georges Bataille, University of Chichester)
John Timberlake (painter, photographer, Head of BA Fine Art, Middlesex University)

Thursday November 12TH, 2009, 6:30-8:30: THE FUTURE IS HISTORY

Jon Cairns (fine arts, Central Saint Martins College, University of the Arts)
Sally O’Reilly (art critic, Founder of Implicasphere, author of The Body in Contemporary Art)
Uriel Orlow (multi-media installer, historian, narrator of the impossible, University of Westminster)

Saturday November 21st, 2009, 2-4: THE FUTURE IS TOMORROW

Lennard J. Davis (author of books on normalcy, obsession, and genetics, University of Illinois at Chicago)
Chris Horrocks (author of books on Foucault, McLuhan, and Baudrillard, Kingston University)
Ben Watson (independent music critic, Marxist theorist, poet, and author of books on Frank Zappa, art and class, and Derek Bailey)

Thursday November 26th, 6:30-8:30: THE FUTURE IS NOW

Garin Dowd (Deleuzian commentator on film & writing, Thames Valley University)
Sue Golding (philosopher of time and space, University of Greenwich)
Stephen Melville
(critic of modernity and the avant-garde; Ohio State University)

Chair: David Cunningham and Marquard Smith, University of Westminster, London