New Scientist Presents: The Dreamers' Club


29 June 2017
Frobisher Auditorium 1
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Who decides what the future should look like?

We imagine things before we make them, from spacecraft to smartphones – and designers often turn artists' imaginings of the future into our everyday reality. So who's in charge? New Scientist culture editor Simon Ings talks to Matt Smith, editor-in-chief of 2000 AD, space-flight expert Piers Bizony, author of The Making of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, and speculative architect Liam Young, co-founder of think tank Tomorrow's Thoughts Today.

About this series

New Scientist Presents: The Tomorrow Club
Is the golden age of exploration just beginning? Who decides what the future looks like? What if virtual worlds become better than reality? And should we accept that humanity's time is up?

New Scientist
presents a series of conversations on the themes of the Barbican’s landmark exhibition, Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction. Leading scientific and cultural figures will explore how today’s cutting-edge ideas, discoveries and inventions inspire the literature, art and games of tomorrow – and vice versa.

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Barbican International Enterprises conceives, curates and manages a range of touring exhibitions; predominantly in digital and moving image content.


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