Icon Special - Live - Elections
In this special live episode during Icon Festival we discuss the upcoming (Nov. 6 2020) US elections. We will take a look at some of the hot topics characterizing the election itself - polarization, mail in ballots, lizard people etc. and see could we find clues to what's happening now in sci fi. We will also discuss current science fiction works and see what they mean for the future of democracy!
Hosts: Naomi Karmi, Avner Shahar-Kashtan and Talya Vaish.
Cambridge Analytica - https://www.wired.com/amp-stories/cambridge-analytica-explainer/
and Merchants of war, Frederik Pohl, 1984
Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler, 1993
Franchise, Assimov, 1986
Infomocracy, Malka Older, 2016
The Shockwave Rider, John Brunner’s, 1975
Theme Song - Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive By The Prehab Messia, under the CCbyNCSA licence, Source: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Prefab_Messiahs/Keep_Your_Stupid_Dreams_Alive