Possible futures: Science fiction in contemporary art

 An email arrived from the online journal e-flux promoting the 9th World Futurological Congress, a one-day event in Warsaw in September 2016. “For the past months, we have witnessed the present making a clown out of itself – between impossible political candidates and leaders, the rise of a global right, climate-change deniers, and a worldwide anti-intellectual sentiment, it is hard to take the present seriously …  The present is being dismal, so instead of keeping a temporality where the present and the past influence the future, we want to switch things around and have the future influence the present  … to write the first chapter of a possible common future.”

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