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Future Imperfect: What Science Fiction Film Tells Us about Now
April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Future Imperfect: What Science Fiction Film Tells Us About Now is a special lecture series at Chapel Hill Public Library held in partnership with the UNC Program in the Humanities as part of the NC Science Festival. Each event will have a talk punctuated with clips from Sci-Fi cinema.
April 14: Refugee Anxiety featuring Dr. Rachel Schaevitz, Carolina Public Humanities – How does the present day refugee situation compare with fictional ones portrayed in films like Children of Men and District 9?
April 21: Human/Machine Binary featuring Sean DiLeonardi, English and Comp. Lit. – From the existential questions posed by the androids of Blade Runner to the threat posed by The Terminator, it’s fair to say our relationship with machines is worth exploring.