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Speculation by Design: Book signing & panel discussions



Apr 13 – Apr 15

The Design Initiative at Dartmouth (DIAD) is please 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.

Book Reading/Signing

Thursday, April 13, 5:30–6:45pm, Sanborn Library

Join Professor Rebecca Clark, Hugo Award-winning editor Liz Gorinsky, and author and alumnus Sharang Biswas '12 Th'13 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, K.M. Szpara, and Rob Cameron.

Professor Sol Diamond, project faculty co-lead, will deliver opening remarks, and the authors will sign previous works. (Books for purchase provided by Still North Books & Bar.)

Co-hosted by Spare Rib, Dartmouth student intersectional feminist zine.

Faculty Panel

Friday, April 14, 10:00am–3:30pm, ECSC Atrium

A cross-disciplinary group of professors present a series of micro-talks about their research and how it pertains to the future of humanity. Stop by anytime to catch a faculty research micro-talk!

Professors include 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).

Author Panel

Saturday, April 15, 4:00–5:30pm, Sawtooth Kitchen

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 '12 Th'13, to discuss how the genre of speculative fiction informs literature, our lives, and the future of humanity.



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