The Sci-Fi Project

The Sci-Fi Project


Welcome to the Project:
This Project will explore how our present culture influences and is influenced by the fantastic elements we encounter in media such as books, movies, TV shows, plays, fan events, graphic novels, digital art and games. We hope that this project will help others to learn more about this genre and its importance to global understanding of ourselves and others. By exploring the multitude of societies featured in the science fiction and fantasy world, this conference aims to foster greater understanding of these genres in their own right, heighten awareness of the genres’ implications for global and personal issues and inspire insights which can be used to pursue positive change and innovation in our own societies.

Key Themes for Development:
The project will assess and explore a number of core themes.

  • Science fiction and fantasy as a genre
  • Science fiction and fantasy and identities
  • Science fiction and fantasy and technology
  • Science fiction and fantasy and economics and politics
  • Science fiction and fantasy and fan studies

Related themes will also be identified for development and exploration. Out of our deliberations it is anticipated that a series of related cross context research projects will develop.