Natalia Sanchez-Querubin, Liliana Bounegru, Maya Livio, Allison Guy, Bernhard Rieder, Emile den Tex, Federica Bardelli and Tommaso Renzini. 2014. “Mapping Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) Scenarios.” In Climaps by EMAPS (Electronic Maps to Assist Public Science).
Climaps, part of the EU-funded research project Electronic Maps to Assist Public Science (EMAPS), is an online atlas informed by digital methods research that proposes a set of tentative maps and stories on climate adaptation.
This map looks to science/speculative fiction about climate change (cli-fi) in order to understand how climate change survival and adaptation are imagined. Here, a list of 25 cli-fi books was analyzed using digtal methods and parsed using ANTA (Venturini & Guido 2012). ANTA extracted the relevant expressions and entitites from the texts and automatically categorised a selection of them. The rest were manually classified into categories. Visualizing these makes visible some of the most common themes in cli-fi literature.
RESEARCH THEMES: ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES, DESIGN METHODS, DIGITAL METHODS, SPECULATIVE FUTURES