PROGRAMME DETAILS

Is Science the New Religion?

Is Science the New Religion?

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DATE / TIME

9 Nov, Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

Asian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium
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Festival Pass Event

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

Victor Fernando R. Ocampo

DESCRIPTION

Yuval Noah Harari theorized that religion is humankind’s greatest invention. But do spiritual belief and faith still have a place in this age of science and technology? This conversation considers the relationships between science fiction, science, faith, hyperreality, and the future of humankind.

FEATURING

陈楸帆,科幻作家,编剧,翻译、深港城市双年展策展人。世界科幻作家协会(SFWA)成员,世界华人科幻作家协会(CSFA)会长,Xprize基金会科幻顾问委员会(SFAC)成员。多次获得全球华语科幻星云奖、银河奖、世界奇幻科幻翻译奖等,作品被广泛翻译为多国语言,代表作有《荒潮》、《人生算法》、《未来病史》等。

Chen Qiufan (Stanley Chan), author of Waste Tide, is a Chinese speculative fiction writer and translator. He is known for his stylistic combination of science fiction realism and the new wave. His works have been translated into many languages and received multiple domestic and international awards.

Stanley Chen Qiufan is featured in the following SWF event(s):
JY Yang

Singapore

JY Yang is the author of the Tensorate series of novellas from Tor.Com Publishing (The Red Threads of Fortune, The Black Tides of Heaven, The Descent of Monsters and The Ascent to Godhood). Their work has been shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula, Lambda Literary, and World Fantasy Awards, while their short fiction has been published in over a dozen venues, including Tor.com, Uncanny Magazine, Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, and Strange Horizons. JY is queer, non-binary, and lives in Singapore. Find them online at http://jyyang.com, or on Twitter: @halleluyang.

Photo credit: Chris Kammerud

JY Yang is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Tony Estrella

Singapore

Tony Estrella is a global influencer and fiction writer with experiences working in Asia, the US, and Europe as board director, start-up founder, investor, corporate innovation leader, and strategic advisor. He is a frequent global speaker and has been featured by the BBC. Comatose – his debut novel about lucid dreaming - was selected as a semi-finalist by the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Writing Competition in the US. He is also a guest lecturer at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology. He has an MBA from Wharton and a BSE in EE from the University of Pennsylvania.

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