Sally Wyatt co-edits creative writing section around “Techno-Science Fictional Futures” in EASST Review

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Contributors experimented with poetry, flash fiction and short stories.

The contribution to the EASST Review is based on a sub-plenary session that Sally Wyatt (MUSTS) co-organized together with Michela Cozza (Mälardalen University) and Nina Klimburg-Witjes (University of Vienna) at the recent EASST Conference held in Madrid in July 2022.

The organizers invited three scholars who are renowned for their more experimental engagements with texts and presentations to reflect on ‘Techno-Science Fictional Futures’: Katja Mayer (University of Vienna), Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos (University of Westminster) and Laura Watts (University of Edinburgh). More information can be found on the conference website.

In preparation for the conference, the organizers invited EASST members to address the conference theme “The Politics of Techno-Scientific Futures” through creative writing in a competition. Three forms were encouraged: poetry, flash fiction and short stories. The winners and honourable mentions were announced during the sub-plenary, and the authors received their prizes.

The full texts of selected submissions have now been published in EASST Review, together with a short introduction by Michela, Nina and Sally.

The issue also contains a tribute to Bruno Latour, and other reflections on the EASST conference, including the future of in-person events.