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

David C. Brock dcb at dcbrock.net
Fri Aug 17 12:09:51 PDT 2018


My great thanks to everyone who has, and is going to, reply to this thread!
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> On Aug 17, 2018, at 11:50 AM, Alex Wright <alex at agwright.com <mailto:alex at agwright.com>> wrote:
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> 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:
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> https://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/make-it-so/ <https://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/make-it-so/>
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> 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 <mailto: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:
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> https://youtu.be/qMSOHFAfXT0 <https://youtu.be/qMSOHFAfXT0>
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> 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 <https://books.google.com/books/about/Science_Fiction_and_Computing.html?id=nL5Rx4Iknn4C&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button>
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> Best,
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> Luke Fernandez
> lfernandez.org <http://lfernandez.org/>
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2018, 11:07 AM Ian S. King <isking at uw.edu <mailto: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.  
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> David, I hope this is helpful to you.  -- Ian 
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