In 2021, we published the call for stories for the
2nd IViR Science Fiction & Information Law short story competition.
We received many submissions that reflected on our automated future, where algorithms, AI and virtual agents became part of our everyday reality.
On June 28, 2022 we will have a festive symposium with the winners of the competition.
After the two finalists have read from their contribution, we will engage with them in a debate about what their stories could implicate for our future, and the future of information law.
You can read the stories from our two finalists here:
by Martha Larson
“Today was the first day of the semester. What will the students be like? Will they appreciate the guidance of someone old enough to remember fountain pens? Someone who sometimes says “Artificial Intelligence” instead of ai? Will they focus on today’s ai, or also think forward to the future?”
by Arianna Rossi
“It was the Social Accountability class that Miss Corvacci held every Monday for around sixty pupils in their 4th grade. That day, Olivia, a short-haired kid with a bashful look, was desperately trying to hide in the most tucked-away corner of the classroom. Given that she was 1.50 meters even though she had just turned 10, it was not an easy task.“
|3:15 – 3:30||Doors open & coffee/tea|
|3:30 – 3:45||Welcome and introduction by Joost Poort and Natali Helberger|
|3:45 – 4:10||Story reading|
|4:10 – 4:50||In debate with the finalists|
|4:50 – 5:00||Announcing the winner|
|5:00||Get-together & drinks|
Please register for this festive event by sending an email to
Nathalie van Doorn (firstname.lastname@example.org)