While Science Fiction might imagine near or distant futures (and some pasts), it is always connected to its present as the point from which its extrapolations are imagined. To create these extrapolations, Science Fiction relies on interdisciplinary knowledges and approaches to explore relationships, such as those between and within humanity, science, and technology–a significant part of the higher educational work done at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech).
Science Fiction at City Tech (hosted on City Tech’s OpenLab Collaborative Learning Platform) connects the individual and collective efforts that study Science Fiction directly or leverage it to enrich City Tech’s students’ experiences, deepen classroom learning with archival research, and connect City Tech to the networks of science fiction research around the world.
Science Fiction at City Tech promotes the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, the faculty who teach and research in the field, and the initiatives focused on or affiliated with science fiction at City Tech and CUNY.
The City Tech Science Fiction Collection, hosted by the Archives and Special Collections of the Ursula C. Schwerin Library, is the center around which many of the initiatives shared here revolve around.