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Science fictions from Latin America: a history in images
14 November, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Science fiction has often been considered the province of North Atlantic imaginations; we seldom hear how the imagination of other worlds has developed in other cultures and heritages. This event brings attention to how science fiction began to take hold of the imaginations of artists in countries like Argentina, Brazil and Mexico from the 19th century to the present. Given scifi’s interesting interplay between word and image, four presenters – Dr Joanna Page (Cambridge), Dr María del Pilar Blanco (Oxford), Dr Ed King (Bristol) and Dr Carlos Fonseca (Cambridge) – will offer illustrated narrations of this history that describe both the development and diversity of different scientific imaginations across the ages. The presenters will address a variety of thematic areas, from popular education to politics and new technologies.