Agora lecture (14 Aug 2013) – Bruce Sterling: Augmented Ubiquity
May 13, 2013 § Leave a comment
Bruce Sterling is a science fiction author from the United States of America. He has published several award-winning novels since the 1970s, including Schismatrix (1985) that is set in the posthuman Shaper/Mechanist universe. This novel anticipated many important themes of the current posthuman and new materialist turn in humanities during the 2010s. In addition to that, Sterling was the editor of the Mirrorshades (1986) anthology that defined the cyberpunk movement in science fiction. He also started the steampunk genre together with William Gibson by publishing The Difference Engine (1990). He is also a notable adademic scholar, working as a Professor at the European Graduate School, teaching in the areas of media and design. His many research projects have crossed the border between science and art in important ways. They include the Dead Media Project, the Viridian Design Movement and Embrace the Decay. The topic of Sterling’s agora lecture will be “Augmented Ubiquity”.