What If?

Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images

by Vilém Flusser

Translated by Anke Finger and Kenneth Kronenberg
Afterword by Kenneth Goldsmith
Introduction by Anke Finger

Two years after his Vampyroteuthis Infernalis, Vilém Flusser engaged in another thought experiment: a collection of twenty-two “scenarios for the future.” What If? offers insight into the radical futures of a slipstream Anthropocene that have much to do with speculative fiction, and serves as both a warning and a nudge to imagine what we may yet become and be.

Background image by Jonathan Ampiaw


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