I’m in Orlando to attend this year’s International Conference for Fantastic in the Arts so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get out to the Kennedy Space Centre and check out all its rocketry and history.
While in Austin across 10 days for SXSW, I took the opportunity to bus on down to San Antonio to visit legendary Australian science fiction author Damien Broderick and his wife Barbara. We had lunch in a Riverwalk cantina and visited the Alamo, which was packed with people sporting green in celebration of St Patrick’s day.
I wrote a summary of my SXSW experiences for Cosmos Magazine. Check it out!
Last Saturday Kristy Richards, head of culture at The Lab Insight and Strategy & I presented a talk at South By Southwest entitled “Sci Fi Realities and Tomorrow’s Consumer,” considering the pros and cons of a device-free, augmented, AI enhanced future.
Over at Hypable, I discuss climate fiction and its relevance to the here and now.
Over at John Scalzi’s Whatever blog, I’m talking about the enduring power of stupidity, and what it takes to save the world from it… or not.