The Design Initiative at Dartmouth (DIAD) is pleased to present these events as part of "Speculation by Design: The Dartmouth Speculative Fiction Project," an interdisciplinary collaboration with eight fiction writers to create an anthology of short stories that explore the future of humanity. From April 13-15, author/faculty pairs will use design methods and mindsets to stimulate cross-disciplinary explorations of the professors' research, and conduct public readings and panel-discussions about speculative fiction today.
Thurs. April 13, 2023
Sanborn Library with Still North Books & Bar, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Join Professor Rebecca Clark, Hugo Award-winning editor Liz Gorinsky, and author and alumnus Sharang Biswas (D'12 Th'13) as well as Still North Books & Bar for an evening of science fiction, fantasy and horror stories featuring works by Bo Bolander, Max Gladstone, Sam J. Miller, Alice Sola Kim, Andrea Kriz, Nibedita Sen, and K. M. Szpara.
Professor Solomon Diamond, project faculty co-lead, will deliver opening remarks and the authors will sign previous works. Still North Books & Bar will provide books for purchase throughout the event.
Fri. April 14, 2023
ECSC Atrium, 10:00 - 4:15 p.m.
The Design Initiative at Dartmouth welcomes a cross-disciplinary group of professors to present a series of micro-talks about their research and how it pertains to the future of humanity. This event is part of the Dartmouth Speculative Fiction Project, which brings together a group of celebrated science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers to create new works that explore research by Dartmouth Faculty. Stop by anytime to catch a faculty research micro-talk!
The micro-talks include professors Miles Blencowe (Physics & Astronomy), Jane Henderson (Geography), Kathryn Lively (Sociology), Alberto Quattrini Li (Computer Science), Hélène Seroussi (Engineering), Devin Singh (Religion), Adedoyin Teriba (Art History), and Peter Tse (Psychological and Brain Sciences).
Sat. April 15, 2023
Sawtooth Kitchen, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Join a panel of celebrated science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors, along with Professor Rebecca Clark, Hugo-Award-winning editor Liz Gorinsky, and author and alumnus Sharang Biswas (D'12 Th'13), to discuss how the genre of speculative fiction informs literature, our lives, and the future of humanity. Food and drinks available for individual purchase before and after the panel.
This event is part of the Dartmouth Speculative Fiction Project, which has invited authors Bo Bolander (The Only Harmless Great Thing), Max Gladstone (This Is How You Lose the Time War), Sam J. Miller (The Art of Starving), Alice Sola Kim ("Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying"), Andrea Kriz ("Learning to Hate Yourself as a Self-Defense Mechanism"), Nibedita Sen ("Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island"), and K. M. Szpara (First, Become Ashes).
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