My ConZealand panels

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Colossus, Skynet, or the Culture? Format: Panel
Thursday 30 Jul 2020, 10:00 – 10:50 NZST/8:00am – 8:50am AEST,
Programme Room 2 (Webinar) (Programming)

If and when our AI rulers arrive, will they be an emergent property of the future internet, be deliberately built by people, or some other thing we haven’t thought of? Will they rule us, destroy us, or partner with us? Our panellists discuss the possibilities.
Corey J. White, Cat Sparks (M) Jason Wodicka, Mark Van Name. 

Modern SF Criticism Format: Panel
Thursday 30 Jul 2020, 12:00 – 12:50 NZST/10:00-10:50 AEST,
Programme Room 2 (Webinar) (Programming)

There is fantastic critical work being done. As more and more critics come from fandom the work on sf and fantasy, and on fandom itself has got deeper, richer, ever more inflected by intersectionality and ever more responsive to aesthetic discussions. Crucially it long ago stopped worrying about justifying our love of the genre or even how to define it.
Gary K Wolfe (Locus Magazine) (M) Takayuki Tatsumi (Keio University) Karen Haber, Cat Sparks, Liza Groen Trombi (Locus Magazine) 

Exploring Speculative Fiction on the Screen Format: Academic
Friday 31 Jul 2020 10:00am NZST (50 minutes)
Friday 31 Jul 2020 8:00am AEST
Programming – Programme Room 6 (Zoom Meetings)

Closer Than Ever: Our World Out of Control – horror futures in 70s science fiction cinema
Presented by Dr Cat Sparks.

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