Pop Culture & SciFi Fueling Science Future

Mar 11, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: Pop Culture & SciFi Fueling Science Future, Mar 11, 2023

Science fiction has long fueled pop culture. But today’s SciFi creators go beyond their imagination; they apply breakthroughs in fields such as nanotechnology, the search for extraterrestrial life, quantum physics, and resistance movements to imagine what’s possible in the future, and inspire the realities of today. Modern science fiction is not just entertainment, but a sharp tool to inspire careers in STEAM, bolster citizen science, advance our knowledge of the universe, be a champion for cultures and communities, and solve impossible challenges using creative approaches. Hear from leaders in science, entertainment and SciFi, and be inspired to use your creativity to push the boundaries of what’s possible. Together, we can help take humanity farther than we ever could imagine.

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photo of Tom DeSanto
Tom DeSanto

Movie franchises include X-Men, Transformers, Battlestar Galactica and more

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Franck Marchis

SETI Institute

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Lauren Sgro

Unistellar Corp. & SETI Institute

Primary Access
Platinum Badge
Interactive Badge
Secondary Access
Music Badge
Film & TV Badge