Bruce Sterling, science fiction writer and futurist

Bruce Sterling, science fiction writer and futurist

Bruce Sterling is a science fiction writer and internationally recognized cyberspace theorist. He is the author of Involution Ocean, Heavy Weather, Islands in the Net, Schismatrix, and The Artificial Kid, among other books. In 2003, Bruce Sterling became a professor of internet studies and science fiction at The European Graduate School, where he teaches intensive Summer seminars. In 2005, he became "visionary in residence" at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. As well as being a leading science fiction writer, Bruce Sterling has been involved with numerous projects and written several books of futurist theory. He was the founder of the Dead Media Project, an on-line reliquary, or archive, to forgotten, or dead, media technologies.

3:30 pm – 5:15 pm Keynote: Bruce Sterling

Welcome Words: Song Richardson – Dean, UCI Law School
Conference & Keynote Speaker Introduction: Amy Wilentz – Literary Journalism Program, UCI; Conference organizer
Keynote Speaker: Bruce Sterling – science fiction writer, Professor of New Media and Science Fiction at The European Graduate School / EGS

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Keynote Panel: The Future of the Future: The Ethics and Implications of AI

Moderator: Jeff Wasserstrom – Chancellor’s Professor of History, UCI; Conference Organizer
Bruce Sterling – science fiction writer, Professor of New Media and Science Fiction at The European Graduate School / EGS
Michele Goodwin – Chancellor’s Professor of Law, UCI
Paul Dourish
– Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics, UCI
Kate Klonick
– Assistant Professor of Law, St. Johns University Law School

Event Details

  • When: Friday, February 21, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center
  • Organizer: Amy Wilentz (email)
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