Ignite DFW Speaker Profile: Katherine R. Dollar

Ignite DFW is a night of presentations on a variety of inspired topics — with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides that automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement. The third installment of Ignite DFW takes place on Friday, April 15, at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Downtown Dallas.

Speaker: Katherine R. Dollar | Twitter: @KRDollar

Presentation title: The Unappreciated Connection Between Science Fiction, Culture and Innovation


Katherine R. Dollar is a science fiction writer, business owner and digital strategist. By day she helps companies better understand and leverage how buyers interact with their brand through marketing content and technology. By night, she develops stories that express current and future social behaviors, beliefs and innovation.

Dollar is the founder of Moxie Blue Media, which she launched in 2014 to better help her clients find the best marketing partners for their business. Moxie Blue Media is an ecosystem of marketing specialists, agencies and technology companies that refer and work together to create data-driven marketing campaigns.

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“Dark, emotional and full of context — this presentation reveals the bizarre connection between science fiction, culture and innovation. Be prepared to explore how different societies reveal their repressed fears, traumas and desires through SF. I’m sharing my personal experience reading and studying foreign and domestic SF, and how these writers are impacting today’s innovation and cultural behaviors through their stories.”

Ateanna Uriri

Ateanna Uriri is a journalism major at UNT and currently an editorial intern for Launch DFW. When she is not at school or interning, she works as a library associate for the Dallas Public Library and is an active blerd (Black nerd) with a love for books, particularly the graphic variety, old films and documentaries.