Utopia x Dystopia: How Sci-fi shapes our view of the world

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It'll be our first time on a panel discussion format and also working in collaboration with the KL Book Appreciation Club. How do we view the world with technology - does it create opportunities or destroy human values? With panelist line up ranging from authors to technologists, we're hoping for a really fun and lively session!


Elizabeth Tai – Author
Elizabeth Tai has written for The Star and various publications. She has written a children’s book, a travel book and also publishes speculative fiction as Tai Weiland.
Mohamed Elbadwihi – Digital Strategist
With a background in software engineering, Amun is a digital strategist by day and an amateur astronomer by night. In his free time, he enjoys reading books, playing chess, exercising, and learning the violin. He first got into Sci-Fi reading by accident, when he stumbled upon a copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. You can follow him on Goodreads or Instagram at @amunology, where he shares his reading and astronomy adventures.
Dr. Rezal Ahmad – Nano-Technologist
Dr Rezal is CEO of NanoMalaysia, the country’s lead business entity for Commercialization and Industrial Development of Nanotechnology. As NanoMalaysia’s first employee, he crafted the company structure, developed business model and corporate positioning strategy relative to like-minded government agencies and relevant industries.
SuYing (Swing) Teoh – Sci-fi Film curator
Swing studied computer engineering before she found her way to Viddsee Thrills, where she curated Asian horror short films. She has had a soft spot for sci-fi since Doraemon, and her latest favourite is the Broken Earth series by N. K. Jemisin. She is currently a copywriter at a creative agency.
Ted Mahsun – Sci-fi Author
Ted Mahsun is a science fiction author whose stories have been published in short story anthologies in and around Malaysia. He is a 2018 graduate of the Clarion West writers workshop and his favourite scifi genres are cyberpunk and space opera though really any old scifi floats his boat (or spaceship!).