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Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay: Global future fictions and the CoFutures project

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay from UiO will present his newly funded ERC project “CoFutures: Pathways to Possible Presents" at Sydneshaugen skole.

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Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

In this talk, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay will present his ERC Starting Grant project “CoFutures: Pathways to Possible Presents” and its core ideas related to global future fictions, and how these fictions offer us ways of speculating, imagining, and in some cases even anticipating multiple possible futures by opening up the multiplicity of presents. He presents some of the broader discussions within the field of global future fictions and how these are distributed in the different parts of the CoFutures project, and how some of the fundamental steps of the CoFutures project invoke and combine ideas from different digital storytelling technologies and speculative design practices.

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay is researcher at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. He is the co-editor of the book series Studies in Global Genre Fiction (Routledge), and co-editor-in-chief of Fafnir: Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research.