We recommend online workshops organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute during the partner festival Digital Cultures.
The workshops are conducted in English through the Zoom platform.
Participation is free, registration is required via the form until October 10th 12:00 CET. The festival curators will review all applications and deliver the invitation to the workshop participants via e-mail on October 12th, 2020.
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Number of participants: 15
Duration: 90 min to 2 hours
Join science fiction author and journalist Tim Maughan for this online workshop as he resurrects his infamous What Could Possibly Go Wrong twitter thread. Originally intended as a way of poking fun at the unquestioning optimism of mainstream science and technology journalism, this workshop turns lazy headlines into writing prompts for thinking critically about the future. Learn how cynicism, snark, and satire can be useful tools, and how always thinking about the worst that can happen can actually help to both predict accurate futures and imagine more hopeful ones.
Tim Maughan is an author and journalist using both fiction and non-fiction to explore issues around cities, class, culture, technology, and the future. His work regularly appears on the BBC, New Scientist, and Vice/Motherboard. His debut novel INFINITE DETAIL was published by FSG in 2019, and selected by The Guardian as their Science Fiction and Fantasy book of the year and shortlisted for the Locus Magazine Award for Best First Novel. He also collaborates with artists and filmmakers, and has had work shown at the V&A, Columbia School of Architecture, the Vienna Biennale, and on Channel 4. He currently lives in Canada.