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October 11, 2018
Frankenstein & Jurassic Park: Two Tales Of Science Fiction And Imagination (Auburn)
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Dr. Cassandra Bausman will be doing a presentation titled “FRANKENSTEIN AND JURASSIC PARK: TWO TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION AND IMAGINATION” on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at our Auburn Plaza location, 1027 W. 7th St. Presentation description: Frankenstein and Jurassic Park share several intriguing themes, including the ethics of scientific process; the commercialization of scientific achievement; and the interplay of power, control, and respect for the natural world. This talk by will explore these comparisons and consider how both stories help us think about the exciting yet potentially difficult relationship between scientific progress and imagination. Examining these Promethean tales celebrates Frankenstein’s remarkable staying-power and suggests that storytelling and science both share the centrality of imaginative vision, from Shelley’s groundbreaking work and Crichton’s juggernaut to Spielberg’s cinematic mastery. Following the presentation, there will be a Q & A session.

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October 11, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm