2011: RESISTANCE AND THE FUTURE
Though created prior to the founding of the Center, this conference panel involved associates of the Center and covered issues directly related to cosmic media theory and media and destiny. The panel was part of the 2011 Global Fusion Conference, hosted by Temple University in Philadelphia.
Conference Theme: Power, Resistance, and the Media.
Philadelphia, October 14-16, 2011.
"Resistance and the Future: Should We Be Optimists, Pessimists, Humanists, Nihilists, ... ?"
Tristan Brown (MA Student, Temple U) — "Singularity and Collapse: Optimism in the Post-Millennial World Order" View/Download PDF
Osei Alleyne (PhD Student, Penn) — "Resistance and Future Shock in Science-Fiction Films." View/Download PDF
Jarice Hanson (Professor, UMass) — "Art, Angst, and Acceptance in Post-Millennial Expression." View/Download PDF
Barry Vacker (Associate Prof, Temple U) — "Metanarratives in a Meaningless Universe?" View/Download PDF
Abstracts for panel and papers — click here.
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