Imagination, Pulp Fiction, Exploration & Science

January 11, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics 110 Add to Calendar

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 “imagination” as found in popular writings & in serious works through history. Where “imagination” may excite progress & where it begins to break down & cease to guide us into what is “real”. The story of “Voyage to the Moon” 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 “real” 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 “heroes” in governing what we may try to do.


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Free and Open to the Public

Event Sponsor
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Mānoa Campus

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Tara Hicks Johnson, 956-3151, hickst@hawaii.edu

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