Science Fiction and Futures Studies

Themes:
ScienceCultureAcademic
What:
Panel
When:
Monday Aug 20   10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (1 hour)
Since the time of Verne and Wells, science fiction has had a profound impact on our thinking about the future. Yet over the last century, professional futures studies has also evolved a relatively independent and rich variety of methods and theories for understanding the future. Wells and Stapledon, among others, synthesized both approaches to the future; Wells, in fact, is often referred to as the “father” of both modern science fiction and modern futures studies. What can each learn from the other? And what accounts for the contemporary divergence of science fiction and futures studies?
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Center for Future Consciousness
Director
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The Experimental Rocket Propulsion Society, CONTACT Cultures of the Imagination, USAF (retired)
writer, astronautical engineer
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