Collaborative Research Group: ASIMOVIAN STUDIES WORKSHOP
Open at Crate: 26 - 29 January 2015
Event: 30 January 2015. Warpole Bay Hotel, Margate
Epistemology, art, cooperation, methods of production, society, law, economics - with Inter Regional partners ESADHaR and UCA.
During the week 26-30 January CRATE will be open to visitors who wish to cooperate and contribute to the workshop and material being produced.
Referring to the creative methods of science fiction author Isaac Asimov, Asimovian Studies is a workshop for students of ESADHaR and UCA on scientific and technological speculation.
The purpose of this workshop is to allow the participants to imagine the future through technical, social and intellectual speculation. Inspiration and research material will range through the practices of the Palo Alto technologists, science fiction writers Isaac Asmimov, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Philip K Dick, J G Ballard, futurologist Raymond Kurzweil, artists from the Black Mountain College, etc.
Examples for possible study:
The impact of anti-gravity on the mobile unit.
A laser-fusion power plant is possible
Teleportation is possible
Re-imagining rural landscapes and infrastructures