Accessing the Future – Future Fire Campaign

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, News | 0 comments

Future Fire is in the process of raising money for a SF anthology exploring disability & the intersectionality of race, class, gender & sexuality, titled Accessing the Future.

Here’s a summary of what they’re hoping to achieve:

We are raising funds to publish a special anthology of disability-themed speculative fiction, Accessing the Future, co-edited by Kathryn Allan and Djibril al-Ayad, to be published by Futurefire.net Publishing.

We are particularly interested in stories that interrogate issues of disability—and the intersecting nodes of race, nationality, gender, sexuality, and class—in both physical and virtual spaces. Disability is a social construct, and all bodies do not fit into or navigate the material environment in the same way(s). Personal and institutional bias against disability marginalizes and makes “deviant” people with certain differences, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

 

We are asking:

 

– How will humanity modify the future world?

– What kinds of new spaces will there be to explore and inhabit? Who will have access to these spaces and in what ways?

– Given that we all already rely on (technological) tools to make our lives easier, what kinds of assistive and adaptive technologies will we use in the future?

– How will augmentations (from the prosthetic to the genetic) erase or exacerbate existing differences in ability, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and race?

– What does an accessible future look like?

The fundraising campaign for this anthology (via IndieGoGo) has currently raised just over 70% of their target goal for the anthology, but there’s still time to donate and help them reach their target. You can find out more about the Accessing the Future anthology, and donate the the fundraising campaign, right here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/accessing-the-future

 

 

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