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Alastair Fairley

Writer, researcher and historian, Heritage Lottery Fund in Hastings

Science Fiction, Science Fact

PRESENTED ON MAR 08, 2016
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA @ VOL 2

"These days, if you can think it, it's a pretty sure bet science is not going to be far behind"

In Science Fiction, Science Fact from PechaKucha Night Bexhill on Sea Vol. 2Alastair Fairley talks about the crossing (for better or worse) of science and fiction. How programmes such as Siri, Facetime and even the internet were once just ideas; fast forward and these very ideas have been fabricated into our everyday lives. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 30th, 2017. 

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Sci-Fi Utopia

BY JEAN-CHARLES REMICOURT-MARIE
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

Jean-Charles Remicourt-Marie is obsessed with science fiction and the concept of utopia. In this presentation he shares with us a piece of his research, starting with imaginary worlds taken from paintings and movies, and then showing their transcendence into our world. He even recommends some books for those who share his interest. (in French)

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Disaster Everted

BY JJ LEE
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

JJ Lee tells us a hilarious story of asteroid Q47, the trials of parenting and the power of the real superheroes in his family. 

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Ubu

BY GEORGE PARKER
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

Pataphysicist Ubu, the guardian of the Gym, storms the stage to give the audience an education on the surreal

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Rare Model

BY ADAM ROTHSTEIN
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Speaker Adam Rothstein talks about the making of his science fiction film and everything that goes into the process.

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Mary Sue vs Strong Female Character

BY AJ FITZWATER
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Up and coming talent science fiction writer AJ Fitzwater intertwines gender, queer and intersectional themes into her short stories. She's noticed a pattern in the world of science fiction. Why is the hero, never a girl? Why is the strong female always somehow a victim? Are you ready to join her on this journey to a galaxy not so far away..?

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Coworking: Fact vs Fiction

BY TIFFANIE MARK
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2017

When most people hear the term "coworking" their minds jump straight to tech startups and Ping-Pong tables. But, there is more to coworking than meets the eye. In this presentation, Tiffanie Mark digs into the heart of the shared space movement, providing a deeper look into one of the world's fastest growing industry.

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Science is the poetry of reality

BY RITA HOFFSTADT
@ VOL 27 ON APR 20, 2017

Rita Hoffstadt talks about the awe that we get from science and how incredible science really is.

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La science-fiction : un miroir de notre monde

BY MARC ATTALAH
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

Et si les récits d’invasions extraterrestres, de robots, de super-héros ou d’intelligences artificielles ne nous parlaient pas d’abord du futur, mais montraient le reflet peu glorieux de nos visages ou les transformations qui ont affecté nos identités ? La science-fiction, car c’est bien de cela qu’il s’agira dans cette performance, a souvent eu mauvaise presse : il est temps de corriger le tir et d’en montrer les richesses ! Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur la science-fiction en 6 minutes et 40 secondes ! »

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Les équilibristes pour un Bon-Sens Fiction

BY ARNAUD DE PALANGE
@ VOL 32 ON OCT 25, 2018

BON SENS-FICTION présente une vision rêvé d'architectures futuristes. Dans le courant du 21 ème siècle, face aux déséquilibres, d’irréductibles équilibristes réactivent des équilibres. Animés par un profond désir de symbiose avec la nature ils rétablissent un merveilleux dialogue entre l’humanité et ses milieux ambiants, entre science et bon sens, entre tradition et modernité, entre technologies et processus naturels. Une quête de bonheur pour tous a supplanté le profit de quelques-uns. Se souvenant que humanité, humus et humilité ont une racine commune, ils réenchantent les milieux naturels, renouent en bonne intelligence avec les éléments qui autrefois ont constitué les étoiles : le sol, les océans, l’air, le soleil, le vent, le vivant. Tirant parti des solidarités empathiques qui existent dans la nature depuis la nuit des temps, ils réinventent avec optimisme une manière sobre, romantique et érotique d’habiter le monde.