Tag: Speculative Fiction

Screen Memory, Social Distancing & Speculative Fiction: The Geek Anthropologist 2021 in Review

emmalouisebackeanthro , January 1st, 2022

2021 wasn’t quite the year we anticipated, nor does the conclusion of the year feel like it does justice to the warped sense of time, distance, and stasis…

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Anthropological Speculative Fiction: The Ice of Thalassis

emmalouisebackeanthro , October 21st, 2021

By Esther Stoppani 001897 The first thing I feel upon waking is the cold; the freezing-hot sensation of blood rushing in my veins. My head feels gummy, and…

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Cargo Ships and Comrades: On the Occasion of the Beached Ever Given

Hannah Eisler Burnett , April 13th, 2021

In 2018, we took a cargo ship from Barcelona to New York City and made a short film called Slop Chest [1] about the blurry distinction between work…


From Hope-Punk to Speculative Fiction: TGA 2020 Round-Up

Emma Louise Backe , January 4th, 2021

Believe it or not, we started 2020 with the proposition of Hope-Punk, the possibilities that could emerge through the disposition of hope. Throughout this year, we’ve explored how…

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Environments that Could’ve Been

Konstantin Georgiev , September 8th, 2020

Speculation is inevitable in social science. Infinite variables exceed what a researcher can grasp, making confidence hard to attain. There are always gaps in our knowledge of reality,…


Honey, let we tell you! A speculative trans-species storytelling of the Maya Forest borderlands

Micha Rahder , May 26th, 2020

Note: This is a piece of speculative fiction inspired by an Ursula K. Le Guin story. While, sadly, the ability to read complex bee texts is not “real,”…


Book Review: Travels through Old Futures–Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Alissa Whitmore , December 16th, 2019

By Christopher Marcatili  Lothian, Alexis (2018) Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility. New York: NYU Press. Through thoughtful analysis of a number of speculative stories from the la…

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Book Review: Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology by Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

Rose Deller , July 17th, 2019

In Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology, Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer argues that speculative fiction offers a rich vein to theorise catastrophe and crisis in ways t…

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Consulting Podcasters: Prototyping a Democratic Tool for Multiple Voices, Storytelling and Solution Finding – This Anthro Life

Gamwell , April 30th, 2018

Photo: Gigi Taylor Thanks to the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) for having Adam Gamwell and Matt Artz of This Anthro Life present at the annual meeting in…

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