BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: Fear or Wonder - Everything Under The Moon

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How do science fiction and space travel change our relationship with this world? Do the limits of our knowledge about the future make us scared or optimistic? BALTIC’s They Used To Call It The Moon brings together artworks to reflect the new space race. Matthew Sweet asks whether utopian and dystopian visions of our planet inspire us with fear or wonder.

Roger Luckhurst is Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London. He’s written a book on J. G. Ballard, a cultural history of science fiction, and has recently published the BFI Classic on the film Alien, one of the books that accompanies a three month BFI season of events and screenings around the UK.

Naomi Alderman is a novelist and author of many short stories which consider the future. She is also co-creator of the online game Zombies, Run!

Alessandro Vincentelli is Curator of Exhibitions & Research at BALTIC and has curated the exhibition They Used to Call it the Moon. He previously worked as curator at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.

Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2014

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Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking: Festival of Ideas

Friday 31st October – Sunday 2nd November 2014 BBC Radio 3 brings together leading thinkers for a weekend of provocative debate, new ideas, music and performance, with many of Radio 3’s usual programmes coming live from the Sage Gateshead. Some free tickets will be released on the...

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