Edge Effects Imagines the Future
It’s 2020. The start of a new decade is a reason to look back at how we’ve looked forward and consider how contributors to Edge Effects have imagined the future. In the essays and conversations below, scholars and activists envision new ways of living together and acknowledge the past injustices that shape possible futures for life on this planet.
—Laura Perry, Managing Editor
Building a New Future
Whether modeling future forms of living or growing plants in space, these pieces explore the politics and practical realities of breaking new ground.
Protecting Future Generations
Activists help us reject how things are done and imagine how the world might be otherwise. These interviews and essays give voice to these different futures and shed light on the histories of injustice.
Imagining Other Futures
As someone once wrote, “write for the world you want, not the world you’ve got.” These pieces offer hope for better worlds and warnings about what’s to come.
Featured image: The Helix nebula, a planetary nebula similar to what the Sun will produce in 8 billion years. Image from Wikimedia Commons.