18.12.2019

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Nicholson, Simon (2019): Can technology save the environment? Lessons from Iain M. Banks’ Culture series

Nicholson, Simon (2019): Can technology save the environment? Lessons from Iain M. Banks’ Culture series. In Elem Sci Anth 7 (1). DOI: 10.1525/elementa.378.

"The article wrestles with the potential for great benefit but also extraordinary risk that comes with treading down Banks’ path and outlines the kinds of questions that must be asked and answered in an increasingly technology-saturated world. The article distills lessons from comparing Banks’ novels to the “Biosphere 2” experiment. It also explores a few of the ways in which speculative fiction might be deployed in the classroom to better equip students and citizens to wrestle with existing and emerging technologies and their implications."

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