Broken Binary Shorts. 37C3 Flash Fiction Anthology

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creativedestruction was one of my early handles. That something new might spring up in broken places was familiar to me from the emotional wastelands of my upbringing. Yeah, it's corny, and while I have never…

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‘Dwelling in disrupted worlds’ paper & ‘Critical worldbuilding in practice’ panel @SFRA ‘Disruptive Imaginations’ conference, Dresden, Aug 17 and 18, 2023

At the 2023 Sciene Fiction Research Association's and Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung's joint conference 'Disruptive Imaginations' in Dresden, I presented a paper and co-hosted a panel. Dwelling in disrupted worlds. Emancipatory home-making as critical world-building in…

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The idea of a borderless world, by Achille Mbembe

From its inception “movement” or more precisely “borderlessness” has been central to various utopian traditions. The very concept of utopia, refers to that which has no borders, beginning with the imagination itself.

As a direly needed inspiration for a rough year ahead, I’d like to share Achille Mbembe’s essay The idea of a borderless world. You’ll find this 2019 must-read at the Africa is a Country blog, here: https://africasacountry.com/2018/11/the-idea-of-a-borderless-world. The text was first published in the October 2018 print issue of the Chimurenga Chronic.