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Rose Eveleth of Flash Forward Pod: Imagine Better Futures

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Imagine Better Futures: The future isn't created exclusively by white guys in black t-shirts who give TED Talks. In fact, thinking about the future (or "mental time travel" as psychologists call it) is not only the first step towards building the future we want, it's actually linked to happiness. With the right tools, pulling from imagination, foresight, history, and storytelling every person can start the process of imaging (and then building) better futures.

Rose Eveleth is a writer and producer who explores how humans tangle with science and technology. She’s the creator of Flash Forward Presents and host of Flash Forward and Advice For And From The Future. In her work, she’s covered everything from fake tumbleweed farms to million dollar baccarat heists. She helped launch ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcast and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, Nautilus Magazine, CBS, Racked, Scientific American, Eater, The New York Times, Fusion, VICE, Five Thirty Eight and more. She co-edited the 2018 edition of What Future: The Year's Best Writing on What's Next for People, Technology, and the Planet, her work has appeared in the Best American Science and Nature Writing, and she has a forthcoming comics/essay hybrid that tackles big ideas about the future coming out in March. (https://www.flashforwardpod.com/book/)

This event is part of the 2nd Season of the Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technologies Speaker and Workshop Series (https://www.feministandaccessiblepublishingandtechnology.com), organized by Dr. Alex Ketchum. This series was made possible thanks to our sponsors: SSHRC (and the Initiative for Digital Citizen Research), the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF), Milieux, Initiative for Indigenous Futures, Algorithmic Media Observatory, MILA, Cinema Politics, McGill’s Department of History and Classical Studies, Black Feminist Futures Working Group, the Sustainability Projects Fund, Moving Image Research Laboratory, The McGill Writing Centre, MUTEK IMG, the Intersectionality Research Hub, and Machine Agencies.

There is no fee required to attend this event. We will provide professional live captioning. The event will be recorded and the video will be made available on our website within a few days of the event.

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