Kelsey Chen
Affiliation Years
Modern Thought and Literature

Kelsey Chen is doing her PhD in Modern Thought and Literature, investigating the nesting of ancient and future worlds in science-fiction and speculative art. Her work focuses on how silkpunk and Asian American sci-fi build future-worlds that invoke ancient wisdom traditions to reconceptualize what technology is and could be--show how the technic can exceed the language of dominion, control, and optimization--and offer critique of and alternatives to the wreckage of the present world and the conditions which threaten the very possibility of a future. Lately, she has been very interested in ritual, computational poetry, numerology, mathematics & magic, qigong, and ghosts.