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Economic science fictions

Author: William Davies
Publisher: Cambridge, Masschusetts : Goldsmiths Press, Distributed by the MIT Press, 2018. 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Economics and science fiction rarely have much to do with each other. As a discipline, economics is far removed from creative writing. Science fiction arguably tells us little about the reality of day-to-day capitalism. Economic Science Fictions challenges and changes that. By treating our economy as a series of 'fictions' - stories and expectations regarding the future - and treating science fiction-writing as a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Davies
ISBN: 9781906897680 1906897689
OCLC Number: 1038421627
Description: 312 pages
Contents: Economics, science fiction, history, and comparative studies / Ha-Joon Chang --
Future incorporated? / Laura Horn --
Currencies of social organization: the future of money / Sherryl Vint --
Automating economic revolution: Robert Heinlein's The moon is a harsh mistress / Brian Willems --
Feeding like a parasite anime: extraction and science fiction in capitalist dystopia / Carina Brand --
Pain camp economics / AUDINT --
AT392-red / Khairani Barokka --
The new Black / Nora O Murchú --
Fatbergs and sinkholes / Dan Gavshon Brady and James Pockson --
Prefabricating communism: mass production and the Soviet city / Owen Hatherley --
Megastructures, superweapons and global architectures in science fiction computer games / Mark R Johnson --
Economic design fictions: finding the human scale / Bastien Kerspern --
Valuing utopia in speculative and critical design / Tobias Revell et al. --
Shooting the bridge: liminality and the end of capitalism / Tim Jackson --
Speculative hyperstition at a northern further education college / Judy Thorne --
The future encylopedia of luddism / Miriam Cherry --
Public money and democracy / Joseph Walton.
Responsibility: edited by William Davies.

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An innovative new anthology exploring how science fiction can motivate new approaches to economics.  Read more...

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