Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:00 pm
Baxter Lecture Hall

Visual Ecologies: Film Screening "Bluespace"

Film: Bluespace
Followed by a Q & A with Director Ian Cheney

The documentary film Bluespace (70 min.) sets out on a creative expedition to two planets: Earth, where rising seas threaten our existence, and Mars, whose canals and ice offer science-fiction authors and astrobiologists the promise of terraforming and colonization. As climate and food scientists, riverkeepers, and Sandy survivors explore the challenges facing waterfront cities like New York and Venice, Ian Cheney questions our future relationship with the natural world as one of potential lifesaving cooperation or ill-fated attempts at domination.

Ian Cheney is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker. His films and collaborations include King Corn, The Greening of Southie, Truck Farm, The City Dark, The Search for General Tso, Bluespace and The Smog of the Sea. A former Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT, he is currently a lecturer at Yale College.

No registration is needed to attend the film screening.

Contact Sini Elvington elvington@caltech.edu at 626-395-1724
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