A Southeast Asian Cyberpunk Dream

Conversations  |  SEA Focus  |  Fiction  |  English  |  1 hr

4 Nov Fri, 8.00pm - 9.00pm
Festival Pass  - 20% off (Early Bird) | $30 (Regular)
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The lurid glow of neon signs, cutting-edge posthuman technologies, and competing social orders... if these sound familiar, it's because we might already be living in the gritty dystopia of a Cyberpunk landscape.

Between inheriting a post-colonial legacy and vying for space in the modern world, how do new rapidly changing socioeconomic and infrastructural developments in Southeast Asian countries inform and transform these fictions? As we continue to see dystopic elements at play in the real world, these authors tell us how and why Southeast Asia is the dream setting to build a Cyberpunk world.

This programme is co-presented with the Singapore Book Council.