A press release from Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination:
The Center for Science and the Imagination presents a Science Fiction TV Dinner, on Tuesday, November 27, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in Memorial Union 242 (La Paz Room) on the ASU Tempe campus.
Since 1962, The Jetsons has defined an iconic vision of the future, imagining a course of progress that blends high technology with familiar social and cultural values.
Yinong Chen and Karin Ellison will join CSI director Ed Finn to discuss The Jetsons and interpret what it tells us about robotics, the nuclear family, and the peculiar relationships that form between humans and technology.
Yinong Chen is an expert in robotics and computing, and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at ASU. Dr. Chen directs ASU’s Robotics Camps for middle and high school students, organizes the Arizona Robotics Challenge, and serves as advisor for the ASU Robotics Team.
Karin Ellison is the Associate Director of the Center for Biology and Society and a Dean’s Faculty Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU. Dr. Ellison is an expert in the history of science and technology, specifically the institutional history of American science and technology and the history of engineers and engineering in the US.
Think we’re the only ones taking The Jetsons seriously? Read more in the Smithsonian magazine.
To RSVP for this free event, see this page.