Category: Seminars and Conferences
State: Current
2 December 2022 at 10,00 am

14° Nexa annual Conference - Science Fiction from Around the Globe: The Future of Digital Societies

Aula "Luigi Ciminiera" - Corso Castelfidardo 34/D, Torino

Science fiction has often tried to delineate potential societal futures based on technological trends (more or less connected to current capabilities). In other occasions science fiction, rather than an anticipation of the future, delivers a critical look at the present of the complex relationship between technological innovations and humanity.

For these reasons the Politecnico’s Nexa Center for Internet and Society - in collaboration with Torino's Mufant - Museo del Fantastico e della Fantascienza - will devote its 14th annual conference to science fiction literature. Involving writers from Africa to America, from China to Italy, will try to imagine how, today and in the near future, art, identity, spirituality, affectivity, life, death and, in a single word, Humanity, can be shaped by the increasingly decisive role of digital technologies.

After brief summaries by the panels rapporteurs, the Nexa community and the conference participants will discuss what are the key takeaways emerged during the day. The conference will be closed, as usual, by a few remarks by the Nexa center co-directors.