TRANSMEDIAL FUTURE FICTIONS

CoFutures

Transmedial Fictions

The Transmedial Fictions Working Group (TraFic) focuses on alternative futuring strategies in contemporary futurisms across media. Its goal is to understand the philosophical principles of future thinking and making around the world.

Because imagination - that faculty that expands the human mind to the size of the universe, that makes empathy possible (you have to have some imagination to put yourself in another's shoes)-also allows us to dream. Science Fiction and fantasy posit other paths, alternative futures, different social arrangements as well as technologies, other ways that we could be. Before we do, we must dream.

Vandana Singh, "A Speculative Manifesto", The Woman who Thought She was a Planet: And Other Stories, 2008

The PRIME 7 FUTURISMS of CoFUTURES

The different parts of TraFic are distributed into different work packages (WPs), each covering one or more traditions, geographical regions, and/or languages.

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FORTHCOMING

CoFUTURES: EXHIBITION

CoFUTURES will organize a museum exhibition in 2022 dealing with contemporary strategies in thinking through climate change, via speculative reflection, involving communities in Oslo, science fiction writers, games designers, and artists.

CoFUTURES: EDITED VOLUME(S)

CoFUTURES will produce multiple edited volumes for TraFic that will highlight different futurisms. It will also support external edited collections.