Converting Materials Science Fiction into Materials Science Fact -- Examples & Challenges

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Tuesday September 19, 2017
      9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Marcus Nanotechnology Building Rm. 1116-1118, 345 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
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  • URL: Marcus Nanotechnology Building
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  • Fee(s):
    N/A
  • Extras:
    Free food
Contact

Cecelia Jones, Center Manager

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Join us for a Materials Science Fiction workshop as we discuss materials and manufacturing technologies predicated by science fiction.

Full Summary: Join us for a Materials Science Fiction workshop as we discuss materials and manufacturing technologies predicated by science fiction.

Organizers:  Kyriaki Kalaitzidou (ME), Lisa Yaszek (Literature, Media, & Communication), Jud Ready (IMat-GTRI)

Description:
The seminar will identify & discuss materials and materials manufacturing technologies predicted by science fiction that have been realized as of today. Specific emphasis is placed on the sci-fi predictions of a specific material or materials manufacturing technology, such as synthetic spider silk (R. Heinlein, Misfit, 1939), rather than “general” predictions of technology, such as smartwatches (C. Gould, Dick Tracy, 1946). The event is designed to inspire research efforts that might lead to the creation of new materials & manufacturing methods previously predicted by sci-fi, but not yet realized as of today.

Examples of sci-fi predictions (realized and unrealized) include:
http://technovelgy.com/ct/Science_List_Detail.asp?BT=Material
http://technovelgy.com/ct/Science_List_Detail.asp?BT=Manufacturing    

AGENDA:
9:00-9:05 a.m. - Welcome & Introductions (Jud Ready, IMat-GTRI)

9:05-9:50 a.m. - “To Dream Futures” (Kathleen Goonan, Author)

9:55-10:40 a.m. – “Finding Engineering Inspiration in Unlikely Places” (Karen Burnham, Author)

10:45-11:30 a.m. - “Programmable Matter, from Fiction to Fact.” (Wil McCarthy, Author)

11:35-12:30 p.m. - “How can Georgia Tech ‘Create the Next’ unrealized material or materials manufacturing technology that has already been predicted by science fiction but not yet created?” (panel of 3 organizers & 3 authors; plus audience)

12:30-1:30 p.m. - Adjourn & Lunch (Complimentary for all attendees)

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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Georgia Tech Materials Institute, School of Literature, Media, and Communication

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Training/Workshop
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Status
  • Created By: Cecelia Jones
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jul 26, 2017 - 4:26pm
  • Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017 - 11:18am