Dr Christine Aicardi, Foresight Lab of the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s, and SciFi authors Pippa Goldschmidt, Stephen Oram and Geoff Ryman, have collaborated with scientists in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology and the Department of Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology, to turn current lab research into sci fi short stories.
A first event took place at Gordon Museum of Pathology, bringing together an audience of scientists from the collaborating labs and elsewhere. The reading of the stories was used as springboard for an evening of lively discussions, boosted by provocative and passionate panellists drawn from literature, neuroscience, philosophy, history, anthropology and medicine.
A follow-up, general public event is to take place at Waterstones in Tottenham Court Road on June 13th, 6.30-8.30pm.
Here is the link to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/science-meets-science-fiction-near-future-fictions-tickets-45744490001.
The organising team will be delighted to welcome as many of you as possible on this occasion – please circulate the invitation!
The project ‘Transforming Future Science through Science Fiction’ is run by Dr Christine Aicardi, in collaboration with near-future fiction writer Stephen Oram and Virtual Futures. The project is supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s College London, and by the Human Brain Project under European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.