PROGRAMME DETAILS

The Influence of Science Fiction on Modern Science

SWF Class

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

5 Nov, Mon 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House (TAH), Living Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

DESCRIPTION

What were the science fiction works that came before modern science? Published in 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has been argued to be the first sci-fi novel. Since then, authors such as Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke have imagined what science could achieve through their writing. In this Classroom Talk, sci-fi author Victor Fernando R. Ocampo explores the relationship between literature and the sciences, and how science fiction has actually inspired, and continues to inspire, the science of today.

FEATURING

Victor Fernando R. Ocampo

Philippines - Singapore

Victor Fernando R. Ocampo is a Singapore-based Filipino writer. He is the author of The Infinite Library and Other Stories (2017) and Here be Dragons (2015), which won the Romeo Forbes Children’s Story Award in 2012. His writing has appeared in many publications such as Strange Horizons, Best New Singaporean Short Stories, Maximum Volume: Best New Filipino Fiction, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and LONTAR.

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