Can We Build a Better Society Beyond Earth

Date TBA


Annalee Newitz


Valerie Valdes


From its inception, science fiction has explored what life would be like beyond Earth. There are many possibilities, from the space fascists of Star Wars to the struggling Utopians of Ursula Le Guin's classic novel The Dispossessed. In this conversation, we'll explore how science fiction offers templates for reimagining humanity as we scatter across the galaxy--and warns us that social change is sometimes harder than inventing a warp drive.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Presentation
Event Type: Session
Track: Space