I’ve been reading the awesome “Pwning Tomorrow” speculative fiction anthology published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Fantastic stories written by the likes of Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Sterling and many others, exploring the implications of technology policies. They look at biology (hacking genomes etc.), privacy (internet-of-things writ large), communications, surveillance, and many others. Some are subtle. Some, less so. But every story has made me think.
It hit me – we need something like this, to explore issues in educational technology. We have scholarly publications, we have critique and commentary, but we need future-looking explorations of the implications of what this stuff may mean for teaching, learning, and society.
So. I have absolutely no idea how to do this, or what it might look like. But I’d be interesting in compiling an anthology of speculative fiction on educational technology – the tech itself, policies, funding, or any other area that an author wants to explore.
If you’re interested in contributing to an anthology (or know someone who would be able to make a contribution), let me know, and I’ll try to put something together.