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How did science fiction films imagine the 21st century, and how close were they to our reality?

February 22, 2011
19:00 - 21:00
Upper Stage
Cycle D | Science and technology in the 21st century
Free entrance
 The 21st century has brought with it an ever more pressing need to debate technological developments and advances in the natural sciences. Facing up to climate change beyond myths and exaggerations, the need to safeguard bio-diversity, revolutionary developments in the fields of genetics and biotechnology and the impact these will have on our lives are all areas in which we owe it to ourselves to stay fully informed. This thematic cycle will equip us with the knowledge we need to debate and act accordingly.

How did science fiction films imagine the 21st century, and how close were they to our reality?
A survey of the future as imagined by the movies of the past. Is science fiction a portent of what the future holds, wishful thinking, or a means of casting out our demons? Do we long for the future more, or fear it?

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Speaker
Vasilis Vamvakas: Lecturer in the Sociology of Communication at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, specialist in political communication and mass culture

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Free entrance

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Free entrance

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9 Mar 2011

19:00 Main Stage
Free entrance

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Multiverse and LHC The CERN experiment

26 Jan 2011

19:00 5th floor - Young Theatre Workshop

Free entrance

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