What am we? Identity and SFF


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.

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