First Spring Fisher Center Series Lecture Features Space, Science, and Technology – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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First Spring Fisher Center Series Lecture Features Space, Science, and Technology

Geneva, NY-“2001: Space, Science, and Technology” will be the first in the spring lecture series hosted by Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men. Barry Grant and Rebecca Goldstein will present different viewpoints on the topic at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, on Pulteney Street, on the HWS campus. A morning seminar discussion will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, February 1, in Room 212, Demarest Hall.

Barry Grant will focus on Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey, using the film to illustrate links between science, technology, gender, and science fiction. Rebecca Goldstein will talk about how her conception of science differs from the highly technologistic understanding of human evolution portrayed in the film.

Grant is a professor of film studies, and dramatic and visual arts at Brock University, in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. His publications include Voyages of Discovery: The Cinema of Frederick Wiseman, and various articles including “Point of View and Spectator position in Meat and Primate,” and “Taking Back The Night of the Living Dead: George Romero, feminism and the Horror film.” Goldstein has written four books, including Properties of Light, The Mind-Body Problem, and Strange Attractors. She has won two Whiting Awards, and in 1996 was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

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