Imagination, Pulp Fiction, Exploration & ScienceJanuary 11, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics 110
Imagination, Pulp Fiction, Exploration & Science
A Talk by G. J. Wasserburg, Professor Emeritus California Institute of Technology
This is an illustrated talk outlining some aspects of â€œimaginationâ€ as found in popular writings & in serious works through history. Where â€œimaginationâ€ may excite progress & where it begins to break down & cease to guide us into what is â€œrealâ€. The story of â€œVoyage to the Moonâ€ by Jules Verne, the end of the US civil war and insights into the political-social forces that led to the Apollo Missions will be presented. Buck Rogers & Dick Tracy will play a major role exhibiting the stimulation of advances & the injection of hallucinatory visions into the exploration of the â€œrealâ€ Universe. The effects of a modern Zap gun will be exhibited. A quick look at what Cro-Magnon man did & that of his more modern successors will be commented upon as well as the supremacy of comic strip â€œheroesâ€ in governing what we may try to do.
Free and Open to the Public
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Mānoa Campus
Tara Hicks Johnson, 956-3151, email@example.com