We are delighted to announce a Signum alumna as our 2020 Keynote Speaker!
“The Machines Rise: The Roles of Robots in Dystopian Literature”
Though she tends to be a “Jane of all trades,” if you hold her hand over the fire, Trish will tell you she is a professional writer, a vocation that has been an active part of every phase of her varied career. Writing for a living gives her a wonderful opportunity to learn about new things all the time, which invariably leads her to reflect on how things have changed over the time she’s been paying attention to the world. Fantasy and science fiction are her genres of choice when it comes to reading or watching stories about alternative realities or extrapolated futures. Her look at the places that robots and other forms of intelligent machines could occupy in society has roots in a youth devouring stories by Asimov and Heinlein.