Science Fiction

We Are a Space People

If science fiction's aim is to estrange, does a Navajo rendering of the Star Wars universe make strange the strange? Can...
Lou Cornum
4 min read
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Exploring the Future Beyond Cyberpunk’s Neon and Noir

"Cyberpunk" has been the go-to imagery of the future for 35 years old-it's time for new ways to think about what's...
Jay Owens
14 min read

Black Mirror, Light Mirror: Teaching Technology Ethics Through Speculation

Where can technology take us that will benefit society and make things better? How can we get to those futures?
Casey Fiesler
7 min read

Fact, Fiction, and the Future

These publications were meant to educate–but also to entertain. Their illustrations were drawn by artists who were also some of the...
Darren Garrett
9 min read

A Brief History of Ludicrous Sci-Fi Sports (and Their Chances of Becoming Reality)

From "The Prisoner" to "The Running Man," sci-fi writers can't help but try to invent weird new games.
Holly Gramazio & Sophie Sampson
8 min read

Dreaming Up Inventions for an Afrofuturist World

Three magical tools necessary for both liberation and laughter.
Travis Alabanza
4 min read

Warping the Mainframe With Digital Alchemy

An interview with Moya Bailey.
Florence Okoye
8 min read

Afrofuturism 2.0 and the Black Speculative Art Movement

An excerpt is from "The Black Speculative Art Manifesto."
Reynaldo Anderson
7 min read

An Afrofuturist Reading List

A crash course in the critical theory, art, literature, music, and more of the movement.
How We Get To Next
2 min read

There Are Black People in the Future

If we don't write ourselves into the future, we get written out of tomorrow as well.
Florence Okoye
5 min read