Looking at science fiction as a form of potential realism, vital to how we imagine our future, we explore topics such as space travel, environmental disasters, and the disruption of our notions of sex, gender, and social worlds. Through literature, film, TV, comics, and video games, we raise questions such as: Which futures are possible? What conventions and fundamental concepts do we live by? What is ‘human’ or ‘non-human’? How do we perceive time and death? Why the fascination with the alien ‘other’? As we begin to wonder and fantasize about possible worlds, we question our own.
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History, Visual Arts