The Fringe: Live on the Edge
This is where you have no limits. This is the part of TGP 2016 where you can truly be what you want to be and express yourself about anything. This is where the rebels and nonconformists gather and talk about anything and everything.
Fringe/Geekery is the track which hosts the content that doesn’t fit anywhere else. If your talk is the square peg and the other tracks are round, come to Fringe and find your place - we’ll talk about anything that you’re passionate about and want to tell us about. The zanier and more offbeat the better - we don’t have guidelines for Fringe, because there aren’t any - there is no content limitation and no restriction - come and tell us about your passion (except for the overall restrictions placed on politics and religion).
In particular, the geekery aspect of this track is unique: While modern civilisation may exist purely due to technology and the inventions of the gifted geeks among us, there are few platforms where geeks get to communicate and discuss their vision of what can be, and what must be.
This year, we hope to touch upon forward-looking sessions, participate in sessions that bridge the gap between where we are today and the fantastic future that geekdom is envisioning and creating: Renewable energy and the end of the oil economy, Elon Musk, Artificial Intelligence and interplanetary diaspora, and perhaps the end of electronic privacy as a concept.
Proposals with a flavor of futurism, rather than a rehashing of the present, are especially welcome for this track. Promote geekdom, adopt a babygeek today!
Of Legends and Tall-tales
A presentation of the evolution and the diffirent visualizations Utopia’s and legendary lands, across time and using different mediums.
Is the creation of fantasy worlds really a recent development? Does it differ in different parts of the world? There are infinite places that have never existed in reality, but where many fictional adventures that have take place there, adventures which have gotten our hearts racing and our blood pumping. With these stories are fantastical lands which get built in the human mind, but do all of them look the same. Some things are canon, others are cultural, but it all makes an interesting story to tell, and creates spaces we will never be able to visit.
The idea of the talk is to present different examples of “prefect” worlds and the “legends” they create, using visual examples, which will, hopefully be followed by an interesting discussion.
Laptop and screen to show a few images.
Devanshi spent most for her childhood lost in worlds built in science fiction, fantasy and graphic novels. After seven years of being confronted with reality, five while studying and two while practicing Architecture, in the city of Mumbai, she chose to escape once again into textually built realities. With this voyage she hopes to be able to merge the worlds she is a part of, while persisting in her extensive use of social media as a means of expression.
She dabbled in the arts and did a quick stint as a Curatorial Associate, but has since taken her curatorial expression to the streets and insists on judging a book by its cover!