Speculative Objects: Materialising Science Fiction

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  • Assimilate This… Science Fiction and Media Art

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  • Speculative Objects: Materialising Science Fiction

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  • Panel: Assimilate This… Science Fiction and Media Art

    Keywords: Speculative objects, Science fiction, Curatorial practice based research, Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art, Performance Space.

    In this essay I propose the idea of the ‘speculative object’ as a way of understanding how some artworks and artefacts function in human experience as philosophical tools. I explore the way in which objects materialize science fictional structures, in particular the way they provoke and support speculative thought.

    Full text (PDF) p. 499-503

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