University of Technology Sydney

94673 Science Fiction: Making Futures

8cp; weekly, on campus
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.




This subject actively explores science fiction as imagined possibilities. Students are inspired to ask 'big questions' about the future, supported by insights from technological and cultural development. They are introduced to and compare a multidisciplinary range of frameworks and methods for envisioning futures, where humans and non-humans are constantly interacting. The genres of science fiction in this subject engage students with philosophical questions about technology, probing and recognising assumptions, ethical dilemmas and responses, as well as provoking them to consider foundational and moral principles to guide judgements, decisions and actions, and the rights and responsibilities of both humans and non-humans. Working together, students generate (technological) scenarios in order to imagine alternative futures and consider implications.

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