Archives for the month of: Czerwiec, 2013

Ciało? Cyfrowe? który z tych dwóch elementów powinienem wziąć w cudzysłów?

Moving Imagination: Explorations of gesture and inner movement,  pod redakcją Heleny De Preester

Cały tekst dostępny w podglądzie online na GoogleBooks.

Book Review: „Virus: The Day of Resurrection” by Sakyo Komatsu

Mit i fantastyka – materiały konferencyjne – Alfa University, Belgrade


The preservation of culture is a theme that comes up often in your work. How do art and life intersect for you in that respect? Are there specific things about your family’s heritage that you are making a point of passing on to your children?

After having children, a lot of things I used to take for granted—my Chinese literary heritage, my knowledge of East Asian history, my comfort with Chinese culture’s diversity and internal conflicts—suddenly took on a new light. For my children, these things will not come to them effortlessly, to be imbibed from the surrounding culture like air and sunlight. Instead, if I want them to benefit from any of it, I will have to make a conscious effort to teach them. How to do so effectively is a challenge with which every parent is no doubt familiar. […]

za pomocą Author Spotlight: Ken Liu by Christie Yant | Lightspeed Magazine.

Why the West Loves Sci-Fi and Fantasy: A Cultural Explanation – Christine Folch – The Atlantic.

Why are we so into science fiction and fantasy? Nineteenth-century German sociologist Max Weber had a useful theory about this: The answer may be that we in the West are „disenchanted.” The world in which we live feels explainable, predictable, and boring.

Max Weber 1878

Max Weber 1878 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

„Odczarowani”, znudzeni? Być może, ale trudno też zaprzeczyć temu, że Zachód jest znacznie bardziej zaawansowany technologicznie. Uwielbiamy powtarzać, że nie można innych kultur wartościować, a sami własną poniżamy? Poza tym, dwie sprawy: 1. Zachód wcale nie uwielbia SF/F, tylko wciąż odsuwa je na margines, 2. czy naprawdę Hollywood stanowi centrum kultury zachodniej?

Rola fikcji w eksperymentach w ramach projektowania, sztuki oraz architektury

This paper offers a typology for understanding design fiction as a new approach in design research. The typology allows design researchers to explain design fictions according to 5 criteria: (1) “What if scenarios” as the basic construal principle of design fiction; (2) the manifestation of critique; (3) design aims; (4) materializations and forms; and (5) the aesthetic of design fictions. The typology is premised on the idea that fiction may integrate with reality in many different ways in design experiments. The explanatory power of the typology is exemplified through the analyses of 6 case projects.

The Uses of Genre and the Classification of Speculative Fiction

R.B. Gill
From: Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Volume 46, Number 2, June 2013
pp. 71-85 | 10.1353/mos.2013.0021

Optimally, a definition of speculative fiction will promote interpretation by suggesting affinities with similar explorations of human imagination and values. The looseness of the category provides opportunity for examination of varieties of classification and uses of genre.


„2013 Campbell Conference”

Ośrodek kierowany (od roku już chyba tylko honorowo) przez Jamesa Gunna, znanego u nas głównie z krytyczno-literackiej antologii Droga do SF, jest programowo najciekawszym przedsięwzięciem promującym SF, z jakim ostatnio się zetknąłem. Niestety, wydaje mu się brakować prężności. Nawiązuje więc do klasyki, co widać na plakacie. Mimo wszystko strona to pozycja obowiązkowa dla wszystkich „edukatorów”.

This year’s Campbell Conference will take place on June 13 – 16 in Lawrence, Kansas. We will again meet in The Oread hotel for all our activities – and have a room block there, too – one block from our prior rooms in the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas. Using the theme of „To the Stars,” we will explore SF’s long relationship with off-planet travel, its promises, and the future of the human race as a galactic species. We will also discuss the important steps along the path to the stars. This year – in addition to the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award – we give another literary honor during the Awards Ceremony: the „Lifeboat to the Stars” Award.

See on – science fiction, rhetoric and ideology

It can be a revelation to see an author in the place where he or she invented your favorite fantasy worlds. Out of these humble machines and cluttered studies come alternate realities.

See on

Pity Poor Flesh

Are our bodies just meat?

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The Librarian Who Doesn't Say Shhh!

Opening books to open minds.

Blogging for a Good Book

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