22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

The Future Then, The Future Now

Two days of conversations about the future hosted by Ana Matronic and Pat Kane. Featuring contributions from FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) University of Manchester, University of Hull, The Politics Project, Blast Theory and many others.

The Future Then: a series of conversations inspired by the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Hosted by Ana Matronic.

Talks:
Stupid Apes – Is War Always Inevitable?
Corporate Outer Space: are Commercial Interests Driving the Space Race?  
Rise of the Machines – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?

The Future Now: a series of conversations inspired by Blast Theory’s 2097: We Made Ourselves Over (see the film at http://wemadeourselvesover.com/) Hosted by Pat Kane. Each panel will be preceded by a screening of a excerpt of the film (2097: We made ourselves Over) with an introduction from the artist.

Talks:
Decision Makers: The Future of Democracy
Consciousness Transfer: Death is Not the End
Rebuilding: Future Cities