Program for CONTACT 2005


CONTACT 2005 Schedule of Events

nasa ames conference center

Friday - NASA Ames Conference Center

Ames Welcome - Stephanie.R.Langhoff of NASA Ames

9:00-9:30: Welcome - Jim Funaro & Joel Hagen

9:30-12:00: Science, Fiction and Science Fiction (Jim Funaro)
Athena Andreadis - "The Other Double Helix: The Intertwining of Science and Science Fiction"
Ben Finney - "Tsiolkovsky's Voyage to the Moon"
Jim Funaro - "Science as a Guide to the Imagination"
Kim Stanley Robinson - "Getting Science Into Science Fiction: It's Hard."
Jeroen Lapre´ - "Maelstrom II: An Arthur C. Clarke Science Fiction Film Short"

12:00-1:30: LUNCH
Over the lunch break, Jeroen Lapre will demonstrate his MERalyzer project

1:30-3:00: The Art of Writing Science (Jim Funaro)
Seth Shostak - "Sharing the Universe"
Wyn Wachorst - "The Wonder of Science; the Science of Wonder"
Gerald Nordley - "Embracing Fuzziness in Science Writing"

3:00-5:00: The Futurists: Writing Between Science and Fiction (Reed Riner)
Reed Riner, Chair and Organizer
Fabienne Gouz-Baudiment - "From the dream to its achievement: evolution of scenario building"
Linda Groff - "The Future Evolution of Humanity - Possible Alternatives"
Wendy Schultz - "Working the Incendiary Instability: describing future drama to incite future design"
Tom Lombardo - "Science Fiction: The Mythology of the Future"
Phil Bishop - Respondent

5:30-7:00: Art Show Opening and Reception

Saturday - NASA Ames Conference Center

8:30: Continental Breakfast – (Main Conference Room)

9:00-10:30: Education for the Future (Gus Frederick)
Dave Tamori - "Visualization to Intuitive Thinking"
John Hibbs - Ben Franklin's 300th anniversary
Gus Frederick - The Kid's Cafe Mission: Journey of the Nutritionauts

10:30-12:00: Seeking GeoS: The Heritage of George R. Stewart (Don Scott)
James D. Burke - "Effect of 'Storm' on a Teenager"
John H. Stewart - "George R. Stewart & Science: The Perspective of a Scientist, His Son"
Philip Aaberg - "A Soundtrack to 'Earth Abides'"

12:00-1:30: LUNCH
Over the lunchbreak, the Solsys project's "Tweak the Scenario" session will be open to the public.

1:30-4:30: Earth and Beyond: Into Unseen Realms (Joel Hagen)
Michael Sims - "Update on Mars: the MER Results"
Bruce Damer - "NASA Exploration Initiative Updates"
Carlo H. Séquin - "Fountain of Universes?"
Carter Emmart - "Immersive Realities"
Darrel Anderson - "Art as Language"
Douglas Raybeck - "The Future Through Science Fiction"

4:30-5:00: Coti HI - ( Israel Zuckerman)
Carol Anderson
Dave Tamori
Oroville Hi Team


Sunday - NASA Ames Conference Center

10:00-12:00: Morning Sessions - (Funaro)
Michelle Merrill - "Sources of Inspiration and the Emergence of Sustainable Technologies"

Kathryn Denning - "Unearthing Contact"

Jim Pass - "The Sociology of SETI: An Astrosociological Perspective"

12:00-1:00: LUNCH

1:00: COTI-HI
Israel Zuckerman

COTI Teams

2:30: Closing Remarks
Jim Funaro


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