The Many Worlds of 2001
Location: Redstone Theater
It’s hard to believe that Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is half a century old. Why is this film still so important? Piers Bizony worked with the Kubrick family to bring to light the intellectual ideas and design concepts that helped to inform the director’s intensely detailed vision of the future. In this illustrated talk Bizony explores 2001’s continuing influence in so many realms, from film making and special effects to industrial design, evolutionary theory, astrobiology and artificial intelligence. Far from being a dated product of the 1960s, 2001 remains timelessly relevant because it poses deep questions that have yet to be answered.