2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary Panel
Thursday -12:30-1:30pm – Room 6A
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and the Arthur C. Clarke Society take a look back across a half-century (and the distant universe) to celebrate one of the most iconic films in history. Special guest panelists will examine Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece, which WBHE will release on 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) Blu-ray in premium collectible packaging and 4K UHD Digital this Fall. Kubrick’s dazzling, Academy Award®-winning achievement is a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Clarke) first visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality. For the first time since its original release, new 70mm prints were struck from pristine printing elements made from the original camera negative. A longtime admirer of the late American auteur, Christopher Nolan worked closely with the team at Warner Bros. Pictures throughout the mastering process. Building on the work done for the new 70mm prints, the 4K UHD with HDR presentation was mastered from the 65mm original camera negative. Please join the stars of the film – Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood – and an impressive array of scholars for a glimpse at the remastered footage, and a lively discussion of this landmark film. The panelists include Sheldon Brown (Director of the UCSD Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, Visual Arts Professor), David Brin (Hugo and Nebula Award Winning Science Fiction Writer, PhD Physicist), Wu Yan (World Renowned Chinese Science Fiction Author), Matt Grob PhD (Chief Technology Officer XCOM Corporation, Communications Engineer), Laurel Riek (UC San Diego Professor of Robotics), Shelley Streeby (UC San Diego Professor of Literature, specialist in Science Fiction) and Paul Jacobs (CEO and Founder of XCOM). Erik Virre MD PhD (UCSD Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, Physician and Neuroscientist) will moderate the panel. 2001: A Space Odyssey will be available on 4K UHD from WBHE on October 30.
Five scholars (Shelley Streeby, Sami Schalk, Ayana Jamieson, Aimee Bahng, Cassandra Jones) who have worked extensively with the Octavia E. Butler Papers at the Huntington Library discuss Butler's archive as a time capsule for imagining social justice. First, each of us will talk briefly about a particular item in the archive and how it opens up questions about and possibilities for imagining social justice in our present and future. Next, we will discuss the potentialities and challenges involved in efforts to push the questions raised by Butler's archive into different spaces outside the confines of the Huntington Library through teaching and other world-making activities.
"Doing Justice to the Archive: Climate Change in the Octavia E. Butler Papers"
Come to the Sustainability Resource Center, for a great chance to talk to UCSD Professor Shelley Streeby, professor in Ethnic Studies and Literature, about the past, present, and future of environmentalism, climate change, and social justice movements. We will also have free food, catered by Lemongrass (vegetarian tofu pad thai).
Professor Streeby will talk about her recent book, Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism, which discusses the ways in which social movements have been led, and continue to be led, by indigenous people and people of color. Streeby’s work highlights the stories and movements—in the real world and through science fiction— of folx of color, and how their work has helped us all better understand the relationship between activism and culture, and how both can be valuable tools in creating our future.
Furthermore Streeby’s areas of studies include: 19th and 20th Century US Literature and Culture; Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies; Comparative Colonialisms, War, and Cultural Memory; Fantasy, SF, and Speculative Fiction; Gender Studies and Queer Theory; Film, Media, and Visual Culture; Labor, Transnational Social Movements, and Radical History; American Studies.
For more information check out her description on the UCSD Ethnic Studies department page: https://ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/streeby1.html.
Come prepared with questions! And ready to learn! 😀
KEYNOTE for "UCI Undergraduate Writing Symposium: Sustainable Compositions / Composing Sustainability"
Support undergraduate writing and promote climate action by joining former Writing 39C students as they present Advocacy Papers that address a range of issues stemming from global climate change. This interdisciplinary event is open to the public and encourages anyone interested in composition, sustainability, activism, and cross-disciplinary collaboration to attend.
Event made possible by UCI Humanities Commons, UCI Composition Program, UCI Community Resilience Projects, and UCI Climate Action Training Program