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Friday, September 1 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Robots in film and popular culture

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From Gort to K2SO, the automata of the silver screen, television, comics, and other media have fascinated fans for decades. Come with us on an exploration of the origins, creative inspirations, and engineering designs that brought to life some of the beloved "non-living" characters that grace our pop culture.

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Despina Kakoudaki

Despina Kakoudaki is Associate Professor of Literature at American University, and director of the Humanities Lab, an interdisciplinary research center in Washington DC.  She works on film and media studies, science fiction, cultural studies, literature, and the history of technology and new media. Her... Read More →

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Paul Oehlers

Director, Escape Velocity Film Festival, Museum of Science Fiction
Paul A. Oehlers is most recognized for his “extraordinarily evocative” film scores. (Variety)  Films incorporating his music have won the Grand Jury prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Atlanta International Film Festival, and the Indiefest Film Festival.  In addition, films with his music have screened at dozens of festivals in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Paul A... Read More →

Friday September 1, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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