According to author Octavia Butler, all organising is a form of science fiction. In his talk, Daniel Rourke considers this statement as a reversal in the polarity of fiction(s), one that renders the future as a narrative act — and a collective one at that. Speaking to the resurgence of totalitarian and fascist ideologies across the globe, Rourke asks what remains of art as act, to fragment and disperse the future.
Dr is an artist, writer and educator, based in London. In his practice Rourke creates collaborative frameworks and experimental pedagogies for exploring the intersection of digital materiality, the arts, and post-humanism. Rourke is lecturer and co-convener of the MA in Digital Media at Goldsmiths, University of London.