June 11th, 2012 | events

LONDON, June 26, speaking at Greg Palast’s VULTURE’S PICNIC book launch – details

Under Tomorrow’s Sky, Eindhoven, June 16/17

June 6th, 2012 | events

UNDER TOMORROWS SKY is a project by Liam Young of Tomorrows Thoughts Today opening in August at MU art space, Eindhoven. Liam has assembled a think tank of mad scientists, literary astronauts, digital poets, speculative gamers, mavericks, visionaries and luminaries to collectively author a proposal for a future city- an imaginary urbanism, the landscapes that surround it and the stories it contains.

On Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 the think tank will be coming together in physical space at MU but also in virtual space for a weekend of public presentations, discussions and workshops. Come behind the scenes as we open up the design process of the speculative city and expose the deliberations of the Under Tomorrows Sky think tank. See the work in progress and join us to debate the social, cultural, ethical and environmental consequences of emerging technologies.

At 8 pm on Saturday June 16th the members of the think tank will introduce themselves and present a series of wondrous visions of the future based on their own research or projects. On the following Sunday June 17 from 11am the group will get together for an open day of discussions, design workshops and live sketching as they begin to give shape to their city Under Tomorrows Sky.

Taken from this link here, which is where further details live.  The cast includes Bruce Sterling, synthetic biologist Rachel Armstrong, and, um, me.

On The Road: How The Light Gets In

June 1st, 2012 | daybook, events

So tomorrow I begin the long trek to Hay-On-Wye, for two appearances (Sunday and Monday) at the literary/philosophy festival How The Light Gets In.  All details at link.  I imagine most data traffic from me will be on Instagram and Twitter.  Expect this place to be dark until probably Tuesday night, because I want to escape as much of the Jubilee crap as possible.

Greg Palast’s VULTURES’ PICNIC, London 26 June

May 28th, 2012 | events

This escaped into the world over the weekend – I’m supporting Greg Palast at ULU in London on the 26th of June.  All details live at this link here.

It’s Greg’s book launch, so don’t even ask me about signing heaps of stuff.

REMINDER: London, Kapow, Saturday

May 18th, 2012 | events

I’m speaking at the Kapow Comics Convention in London at 315pm.  No signing, as I have to leave for home to go back to work soon after.  It’s just an onstage Q&A thing with the audience.