ConZealand 2020

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My ConZealand panels

Grenadine link here. 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…