In our first five (!!!) events, QX convened conversations about the histories and presents of how technology and design become part of queer lives. But what about the future? In our first event about queer futures, science fiction writer Malka Older joins us to talk about the people, politics, and technologies that drive the action in her Hugo Award-nominated series, The Centenal Cycle, and her new collection, ...and Other Disasters, out in November. In her imaginative future Earth with no borders or countries as we know them today, information flows rapidly, eliminating some of society’s problems but creating new ones. What does a future world where queer inclusion is fundamental look like? What unexpected problems will new technologies trigger in the future? And what can “we” in society learn for life in the present from sci fi futures?
We’re starting a little earlier than usual, with a reading by Malka starting at 6pm, followed by a conversation with the audience and, as always, time to mingle and meet new friends.
This event is generously supported by Google. Donations accepted on site to support our guest. We’ll have copies of Malka’s latest books for sale - or bring yours for her to sign!