SCIENCE/FICTION/EXPERIENCE

General Schedule:

1. Introductions (day 1)

Read: Damon Locks: “Digging Culture”
Listen to “Sounds Like Now”
Watch (in class): Yucca Mtn Tally
Space/Time workshop + group introductions/Land Acknowledgement
Read: Simpson “Land as Pedagogy”, DS4SI "Ideas, Arrangements, Effects", Hamilton “A Place in Time”
Post writing response to Canvas.

2. When Are We? (Day 2-6)

Day 2
Discuss readings
Develop group practice to process readings into “tools”
Watch “Embrace of the Serpent” + read Latour “We Have Never Been Modern” summary

Day 3
Discuss “Embrace of the Serpent” + Latour
Group practice
Read: N.K. Jemisin “The City Born Great”, de Certeau “Walking in the City”, Cronon “Rails & Water”

Day 4
Reading discussion
Group practice
Watch “Playtime” + read Tuan from “Topophilia”

Day5
Discuss Playtime and Topophilia
Group practice
Read:Read: Deutsche "Uneven Devleopment", Daniels/Passmore "BTTM FDRS" (excerpt) OPTIONAL (warning: movie spoilers for next week): Alberto/Toscano “Werewolf Hunger”

Day 6
Reading discussion
Group practice
Watch: Wolfen

3. We Didn't Cross Your Time-Space Portal, Your Time-Space Portal Crossed Us

Day 7
Discuss Wolfen
Group practice
Read: RamĂ­rez “The Other Southland”, Fojas Ch. 5 from “Border Optics”

Day 8
Reading discussion
Group practice
Watch: Sleepdealer

Day 9
Discuss Sleepdealer
Group practice
Read: Whyte "Indigenous science (fiction) for the Anthropocene", Blee/O’Brien "Decentering 1620", Graham Jones "Earthdivers", Becker "The Sixth World"

Day 10
Reading discussion
Group practice
Watch: Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Day 11
Discuss film
Group practice
Read: Krista Franklin: "History" & "On Time", Eve Ewing "I Saw Emmitt Till This Week at the Grocery Store", Purifoy “Forests are our Ancestors, Our Ancestors are the Future”, Akomfrah "The Last Angel of History"

Day 12
Reading discussion
Group practice
Watch: Sorry to Bother You

Day 13
Discuss film
Group practice
Read: Suparak “Asian Futures…” & watch the film essay "Virtually Asian", Chiang “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate” & Interview with Chiang by Ezra Klein

Day 14
Reading discussion
Watch: "Cemetary of Splendor"

Day 15-16. Final presentations