The Eleventh HOPE (2016): "What the Fuck Are You Talking About? Storytelling for Hackers" (Download)
Saturday, July 23, 2016: 8:00 pm (Noether): Humans are storytelling beings. From the moment the primordial ooze Mendelized itself into something like consciousness, we have been telling yarns: about the harvest, about the Gods, about the giant cats that wanted to eat us. But - for fuck’s sake! - hackers are bad storytellers. Misunderstood by the media (and we’re not even talking about the mainstream press!), ripped apart by their own peers, often incomprehensible and boring. But whhhhyyyy??? What’s going on in the hackersphere is probably shaping the future of our civilization. Narratology refers to both the theory and the study of narrative, and narrative structure and the ways that these affect our perception. You should come and listen, because it might save our movement - and more.