DRAFT

William & Myrtle Harris Distinguished Lectureship in Science and Civilization

Thursday, May 18, 2017
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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Baxter Lecture Hall
Film Screening: "Containment," Intro and Q&A with the film's creators
Peter Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University,
Robb Moss, Chair, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University,

This Harris Lecture will feature a special screening of the film Containment with an introduction and Q&A to follow with the creators, Peter Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University, and Robb Moss, Chair, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University.

Can we contain some of the deadliest, most long-lasting substances ever produced?
Left over from the Cold War are a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering vast radioactive lands. Governments around the world, desperate to protect future generations, have begun imagining society 10,000 years from now in order to create monuments that will speak across time. Part observational essay filmed in weapons plants, Fukushima and deep underground — and part graphic novel — Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.

To learn more about the Harris Lectureship series, please visit: hss.caltech.edu/content/harris-lecture

A reception will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. outside of the Baxter Lecture Hall, near the large rectangular pond.

For more information, please contact Emily de Araujo by phone at x8028 or by email at emilya@caltech.edu or visit the website for the film "Containment".