Science Foundation Ireland

Engineering Fictions at the Liverpool Biennial

CONNECT’s artist in residence, Dennis McNulty, and CONNECT researcher, artist and writer Jessica Foley will lead Engineering Fictions, a hands-on science fiction infused experimental writing session, at the Liverpool Biennial on 14 September 2016.

Engineering Fictions (ef) is a writing session that “subtly interrupts everyday communication across academic, artistic and techno-scientific contexts.

This session of Engineering Fictions takes place in the context of Dennis McNulty’s exhibition, Homo Gestalt: The Time Domain, at Bluecoat as part of Liverpool Biennial 2016. The seed for this session begins with a science-fictional concept called ‘BLESH‘.

The session will begin with Dennis and Jessica picking up the threads of an ongoing conversation around the design and possibilities of BLESH in this so-called narcissistic age. As always, writing will ensue.
Full details here.



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