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Speculative Fiction and Sociotechnical Imaginaries in South Korea presents: Another Future
February 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Neo-Seoul looms in the futuristic sky of Hollywood sci-fi films, teeming with glitzy superheroes and cyborgs. But do South Koreans also dream of electric sheep? This event brings together Sun-young Park, USC professor and editor of Readymade Bodhisattva: The Kaya Anthology of South Korean Science Fiction, as well as three leading cultural makers of the South Korean SF world—writer Soyeon Jeong, Gord Sellar, and director of the Seoul SF Archive, Sang Joan Park—for an evening of SF storytelling. The panel will have a discussion about culture and technology, the transnational migration of a global genre, and South Korea’s experiments with science fiction during its rapid economic rise.
Moderated by Sang-Keun Yoo
- Sunyoung Park – Associate Professor, University of Southern California
- Soyeon Jeong – SF Writer and Translator
- Sang Joon Park – SF Critic, Publisher, and Archivist
- Gord Sellar – SF Writer and Translator