iAnna Russian Dolls

Amy Fellows, a final-year student in Illustration at Norwich NUA, was inspired by Will Self’s short story iAnna – which was written to mark the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 – to create a set of Russian Dolls looking at “themes of madness, technology and internal incarceration”. Here, she gives a brief description of what the piece is about:

Shark events and autumn/winter appearances

25 July: Urban Psychosis, An evening with Will Self, Manchester.

12 August: Edinburgh Book Festival, 8pm, Charlotte Square Gardens, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR.

9 September: City Books, 7pm, Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5EG. Tickets £8 available from Ropetackle or City Books.

10 September: Topping and Company Booksellers, The Paragon, Bath, Somerset BA1 5LS.

11 September: LRB bookshop, 7pm.

16 September: Desert Island Flicks, Arnolfini, Bristol.

17-19 September: Annual Conference and Social Housing Exhibition, ICC, Birmingham.

22 September: 5×15 at the Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London. Sold out.

23 September: Wakefield Lit Fest, 7.30pm, Unity Hall, Wakefield.

The Future of Work and Death

Will Self has contributed to a documentary entitled The Future of Work and Death that explores how imminent technologies may – or may not – have a seismic effect on how society operates. The film chiefly focuses on artificial intelligence, “negligible senescence” and silicon-based immortality.

There’s a Kickstarter page here too.