Recommended by Charles Mudede
Those who love science-fiction films know that in the 1980s they took a turn to the left. RoboCop, Aliens, The Running Man, and much more critiqued corporate power and class relations. They all understood that the future would be structured, in one way or the other, by the old struggle between those who have capital and those who do not. Today, four great thinkers and artists discuss “The Left Turn in Science Fiction” at the Grand Illusion. One of the panelists is Nisi Shawl, the celebrated black American science-fiction writer and Afrofuturist. Another is Jason Read, a brilliant scholar and commentator on the works of Spinoza. All of this is a part of the monthlong Red May.