14th Nexa Annual Conference – 2022

Science Fiction from around the globe: the future of digital societies

In collaboration with MUFANT – Museo del Fantastico e della Fantascienza di Torino

Conference Programme

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome and registration

10:15 – 10:30

Conference opening

Prof.ssa Elena Baralis, Director of Department of Control and Computer Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino

Prof. Fulvio Corno, Vice Coordinatore Collegio ICM (Collegio di Ingegneria Informatica, del Cinema e Meccatronica) of the Politecnico di Torino

10:30 – 11:00

Introduction: why this conference?

Co-Directors of Nexa Center for Internet and Society

Co-Directors of Mufant – Museo del Fantastico e della Fantascienza di Torino

11:00 – 12:00

Keynote | Fantascienza and Science Fiction in Torino

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00

Panel #1 | Could reality anticipate Science Fiction?
The digital revolution as told by contemporary mainland Chinese literature


Yang Guoliang (Editor of Science Fiction World)

Consecutive translation provided by Giorgia Rampi

15:00 – 15:30

Panel #2 | Memories of the future
Existence, Machines, Identities in Taiwanese Science Fiction


15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30

Panel #3 | The long tomorrow
Technologies for living, dying, rebirth: a multicultural Science Fiction perspective


17:30 – 18:00

Open discussion and conclusions

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