The Future Is Not as Good as It Used to Be
Ah, the ‘60s. A decade that brought us mop tops, Woodstock, and the invention of AstroTurf. It was also a decade defined by excitement about the future, culminating in 1969 with the first moon landing, and a quietly released film called “Year 1999 AD,” that tried to portray life on the brink of the 21st Century. At our first Final Friday we’ll explore what the film got right and wrong, and the difficulties in predicting future technology and culture.
Science-fiction author Dr. John Kessel will talk about the film after the screening.
- Watch your brain at work with Chapel Hill Brain Center
- Test out 360 cameras and Samsung Gear VR Headsets with RTP Virtual Reality
- Come and meet NASA scientists Bruce Wiegmann and Javid Bayandor from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program who will be available for informal discussions with attendees about their exciting concepts
About the Speaker
John Kessel is a professor of creative writing and American literature at NCSU. An award winning author, his books include Good News from Outer Space, Corrupting Dr. Nice, and The Pure Product. His story collection, Meeting in Infinity, was named a notable book of 1992 by the New York Times Book Review. His recent collection The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories contains the 2008 Nebula-Award-winning story “Pride and Prometheus.” Kessel has taught at NCSU since 1982, and helped organize and served as the first director of the university’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing.
This Month’s Final Friday Food: Taco Station!
- Pulled Pork Taco
with pimento cheese and green tomato chow-chow- $3 each
- Tinga Chicken Taco
with shredded jack cheese, pico, and cilantro sour cream- $3 each
- Short Rib Taco
with queso, pico, and pickled radishes- $3 each
- Small Nacho Plate
with queso cheese sauce, jalapenos, pico, and cilantro sour cream- $4.50 each
(add chicken, short ribs or pulled pork +$2)
Food and drinks are available for purchase from 6pm-7pm