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The Science Of Pop Culture Films

Posted By Mike on October 17, 2010

There are a lot of us Star Wars fans out there who enjoy learning about possible real world applications of technology displayed throoughout our favorite saga, as well as tech from all around the sci-fi landscape. If you happen to live in the Evanston, Illinios area, then you might want to stop by the Ryan Family Auditorium of the Technological Institute next Wednesday to check out “Mutants, Androids, and Cyborgs: The Science of Pop Culture Films.”

From the Northwestern University News Center:

"Four Northwestern University experts will join WBEZ’s Gabriel Spitzer Wednesday, Oct. 20, for a look at the science portrayed in classic science fiction films and discuss what really is possible now and likely in the future.

“Mutants, Androids, and Cyborgs: The Science of Pop Culture Films” will be held at 7 p.m. at the Ryan Family Auditorium of the Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road, on the Evanston campus. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

Clips of films such as “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” “The Matrix” and “Minority Report” will be shown, and Northwestern professors Todd Kuiken, M.D., Malcolm MacIver, Thomas Meade and Catherine Woolley will discuss how close the science resembles the facts. (Their areas of expertise include prosthetics, robotics, nanotechnology and neuroscience.)"


Click here for more information on the event, including links to ticket info. Thanks to our friend Paul F. for giving us the heads up.


“Mutants, Androids, and Cyborgs: The Science of Pop Culture Films”
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 7:00PM
Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute
Northwestern University - Evanston Campus
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201


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