Tag Archives: futurist

New York Science Fiction Film Festival Launches Next Week!

New York Science Fiction Film Festival Launches Next Week!

Coming from the same people who brought you The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival, the launch of The New York Science Fiction Film Festival is just one week away.  From January 20-22, 2017 the festival will serve as a meeting place where creativity and expression takes centre stage with a highly acclaimed lineup of science fiction, horror, supernatural and fantasy films and virtual reality entertainment. Valuing the importance of filmmakers from all walks of life, the festival presents to audiences modern masterpieces where storytelling transcends expectations and possibilities are endless.

Highlights include the USA premiere of Marcos Machado’s UFO’s in Zacapa (Ovnis en Zacapa) (2016), the NYC premiere of Marco Checa Garcia’s 2BR02B: To Be or Naught to Be (2016) and the East Coast premiere of Ian Truitner’s Teleios (2016).

Among its many gems, the festival is also proud to screen Hiroshi Katagiri’s Gehenna: Where Death Lives (2016) starring Doug Jones (Hellboy) and Lance Henriksen (Alien), Lukas Hassel’s Into the Dark (2014) starring Lee Tergesen (The Strain) and a prominent virtual reality block featuring Ben Leonberg’s Dead Head (2016) and Ryan Hartsell’s I’ll Make You Bleed (2016) set to the music of the band These Machines are Winning.

The festival will run on January 20, 2017 at Instituto Cervantes (211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017), January 21, 2017 at Producers Club (358 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036) and The Roxy Hotel Cinema (2 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013) and January 22, 2017 at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue [at 2nd Street], New York, NY 10003).

For more information and to book your tickets visit: www.newyorksci-fifilmfestival.com

Automation and the New Socioeconomic Reality

Automation and the New Socioeconomic Reality

Automation is happening. The transition to a radically different system has already begun. It is now our collective responsibility to openly discuss what this means.Continue Reading

Progressive Dehumanization: An Interview with Daniel Abella on the PKD Sci-Fi Film Festival

Anybody who has read this blog for any period of time will know how deeply influenced it is by the works of Philip K. Dick. His ability to unpick with great foresight the future trajectory of the human condition is still to this day, despite widespread appreciation for many of his works, an under-appreciated aspect of his large collection of writing.Continue Reading

Welcome to Caldera (When Winter Calls ONS – Track II)

Entitled ‘Welcome to Caldera’ this track explores the uplifting arrival at the corporate utopia, with a rolling soundscape that brings the listener into contact with some of the awe that an ocean citycorp like Caldera would inspire in its residents. Yet the enveloping melody also brings with it some undertones of the darker reality that is to come…Continue Reading

[Sneak Peak] When Winter Calls – Original Novel Soundtrack

With the new year sale now behind us (and When Winter Calls peaking at #14 on the US cyberpunk charts – thanks to you!) I’m looking towards a much more dedicated schedule of updates that helps Future Conscience reach new heights.  Make sure you’re following on Twitter to receive new updates and posts as theyContinue Reading

When Winter Calls on sale until 11 January!

To celebrate crossing 5,000 followers on Twitter, I’ve put the Kindle version of When Winter Calls on sale until Monday 11th January at just 0.99c (or pence, depending on your region). We’ve already had a great response to the sale so far, with the book cracking into the top 30 on the Cyberpunk charts –Continue Reading