[SIGCIS-Members] Literature on the place of science fiction (and its fandom) in the history of technology

Alex Wright alex at agwright.com
Fri Aug 17 11:50:24 PDT 2018


Nathan Shedroff and Christopher Noessel's book Make It So would make a good
addition to this bibliography, exploring the influence of sci-fi on the
subsequent history of interaction design:

https://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/make-it-so/

Best,
Alex
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Alex Wright
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On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 2:23 PM, Luke Fernandez <luke.fernandez at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Stephen Cass mentions the Pontin MIT interview with Neal Stephenson.  Here
> is a five minute video excerpt of that interview in which Stephenson speaks
> for the need for more utopian science fiction.  It's a great entry into
> pondering the relationship between science fiction and engineering:
>
> https://youtu.be/qMSOHFAfXT0
>
> I'm sure Thomas Haigh has written elsewhere on this subject as well but he
> has a nice essay titled
> "Technology's other storytellers: science fiction as history of
> technology" in https://books.google.com/books/about/Science_Fiction_
> and_Computing.html?id=nL5Rx4Iknn4C&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_
> button
>
> Best,
>
> Luke Fernandez
> lfernandez.org
>
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2018, 11:07 AM Ian S. King <isking at uw.edu> wrote:
>
>> OK, likewise engaging in horn-tooting, I recently published a paper in
>> 'Ethics and Information Technology' entitled "Science fiction as a value
>> scenario for historical technology" (King, I. S. (2018). Science fiction
>> as a value scenario for historical technology. *Ethics and Information
>> Technology*, 1-5.), in which I discuss the use of science fiction to
>> enhance historical interpretation of values that influenced the creation
>> and adoption (or lack thereof) of technology.  Please don't hesitate to
>> contact me if you or your institution do not have a SpringerLink account,
>> and I welcome feedback.
>>
>> David, I hope this is helpful to you.  -- Ian
>>
>> --
>> Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
>> The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
>> Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a
>> Sociotechnical Narrative Through a Design Lens
>>
>> Principal Investigator, "Reflections on Early Computing and Social
>> Change", UW IRB #42619
>>
>> Archivist, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal <http://tribunalvoices.org>
>> Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>
>>
>> University of Washington
>>
>> There is an old Vulcan saying: "Only Nixon could go to China."
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