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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.

Links:

Cambridge Analytica - https://www.wired.com/amp-stories/cambridge-analytica-explainer/


Octavia Butler’s Prescient Vision of a Zealot Elected to “Make America Great Again


Credits:

Space Merchants, Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth. 1953

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


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