10:00 to 11:00
Panel discussion (Continuum 15, Melbourne)
At Magrathea Room, Jasper Hotel
489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
What is it like to be a non-human person? What is it like to be a machine? A collective? A planet, even? What is it like to come back from the dead, or to be beamed to another planet? Would I still be me? If my wolf-self kills someone, then is my human-self morally responsible? Such questions figure prominently in SFF. Does SFF answer them well? Does it answer them in a respectful way? Is SFF shaped by certain cultural assumptions, and is that a bad thing?
Participants: Josh Melican (moderator), J.S. Breukelaar, Rivqa Rafael, Sam Kiss.