SFI: The InterPlanetary Project Panel Discussion July 18

SFI News:
At 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, The InterPlanetary Project‘s kick-off event is a panel discussion at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center in downtown Santa Fe.
Panelists will consider questions like these: What will it take to become an InterPlanetary civilization? How should we address the most pressing problems of Earth to tackle a challenge at this scale? What will success mean for future generations? What is holding humanity back and what do we all need to achieve in terms of novel governance, new technologies, shared resources, and global cooperation to achieve this goal?

Panelists will include

Planetary scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanton, who is the director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University.

Science and technology journalist Kate Greene, who spent four months in Hawaii on a simulated Mars mission for NASA.

Sandra Moore Faber, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who has made important discoveries linking the brightness of galaxies to the speed of stars within them.

Jonah Nolan, a screenwriter, television producer, director, and author who has collaborated on several films with his brother, Christopher, including “Interstellar,” “Dark Knight,” “Dark Knight Rises,” and “Memento.”

Transdisciplinary artist, researcher, writer, teacher and “citizen scientist” Dario Robleto, who is an artist in residence at the SETI Institute.

Digital media executive Scott Ross, who led George Lucas’ companies in the 1980s and is a co-founder, along with James Cameron and Stan Winston, of Digital Domain, Inc.

Neal Stephenson, a writer known for his works of speculative fiction, exploring subjects such as mathematics, cryptography, linguistics, philosophy, currency, and the history of science. He is also a Santa Fe Institute Miller Scholar.

Geoffrey West, a distinguished professor at the Santa Fe Institute, whose 25+ years of research into mathematical scaling laws has recently been published in the widely-acclaimed book Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies.

Featuring images and ambient sound by Thomas Ashcraft, engineered in part byNathan Metheny.  

Click here for complete information about the event.
Reserve your $5 tickets through the Lensic Box Office online or call 505.988.1234

The InterPlanetary Project is supported by the Miller Omega Program. The InterPlanetary Project Panel Discussion is generously underwritten by Thornburg Investment Management with additional support provided by The Lensic Performing Arts Center.