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CAN WE IMAGINE OUR WAY TO A BETTER FUTURE ? (FUTURE TENSE), Oct 22, 2019, DC, 5:00-8:00 pm ET

Future Tense is a partnership among New America, Arizona State University, and Slate magazine “to explore emerging technologies and their transformative effects on society and public policy.”

The next in its series of events related to the space program will take place on October 22, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 pm ET at the Smithsonian Institution’s Arts & Industries Building on the National Mall in Washington, DC.  More information is on the event’s website.

The topic is “Can We Imagine Our Way to a Better Future?”  It describes itself as “a conversation on the power of imagination and fiction to inform our future. We will have two of our writers and two of Washington’s leading voices on science and tech policy consider the power of storytelling, followed by a reception to celebrate the publication of Future Tense Fiction.”

Speakers are:

France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation

Ellen Stofan, Director, National Air and Space Museum, Former Chief Scientist, NASA

Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University, Co-author of Designing the New American University

Ari Lubet, Literary Manager and Producer, 3 Arts Entertainment

Lee Konstantinou, Author of “Burned-Over Territory,” associate professor of English Literature, University of Maryland, College Park

Deji Bryce Olukotun, Author of “When We Were Patched,” Winner of the 2018 Philip K. Dick special citation award

 

Details

Date:
October 22
Time:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm