Since 2009, an annual Thrilling Wonder Stories event has taken place at the Architectural Association in London, bringing people together from multiple disciplines to explore the spaces between fiction, science, and design.
This year, we're teaming with the Architectural Association and Studio-X NYC for Thrilling Wonder Stories 3.
This Friday, October 28th, at Studio-X NYC (which is at 180 Varick Street), Thrilling Wonder Stories 3 will kick off at 1pm New York time, lasting till 4 or 4:30pm. Speaking that day are:
NICHOLAS DE MONCHAUX
Architect and author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo
Architect, WSJ Magazine 2011 architectural innovator of the year, and author of Yes Is More: An Archicomic on Architectural Evolution
Senior Editor at Popular Science and author of Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
JACE CLAYTON AND LINDSAY CUFF OF NETTLE
Then, Saturday, October 29th, from 2-7pm at Studio-X NYC:
Historian and author of Fixing The Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control
Science writer for the Washington Post and author of First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth
Journalist and author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
Architect and co-director of The Living
Researcher and educator in biological materials and engineering design, featured in Wired UK's 2010 "Year In Ideas"
Researcher in evolutionary robotics and the future of 3D printing
Designer at Autodesk Research working on the intersection of bio-nanotechnology and 3D visualization
Insect agriculturalist at Small Stock Foods
Science writer and open-source biologist, focusing on bacterial genomics
The events in New York will be moderated by Studio-X NYC co-director Nicola Twilley and PopSci senior associate editor Ryan Bradley. In both locations, events are free and open to the public; however, if you plan on attending the Studio-X NYC event, please register as limited space will be available. Here's a map.
Meanwhile, in London, it's an all day blow-out on Friday, lasting from noon to 10pm, featuring:
Scifi author, commentator, and futurist
Game designer and theorist of "how algorithms shape our world"
Digital media artist and experimental architect
CHRISTIAN LORENZ SCHEURER
CHARLIE TUESDAY GATES
Taxidermy artist and sculptor—to lead a live taxidermy workshop
DR. RODERICH GROSS AND THE NATURAL ROBOTICS LAB
Head of the Natural Robotics Lab at the University of Sheffield—to lead a live Swarm Robotics demonstration
Concept artist for Duncan Jones's film Moon
Designer, technologist, and researcher at the Los Angeles-based Near Future Laboratory
RADIO SCIENCE ORCHESTRA
Theremin-led electro-acoustic ensemble
Music, composition, and sound design for film and television
Here's a map for how to get there; the event is free but space is limited.
If you can't make it in person, find posts on PopSci.com and follow Thrilling Wonder Stories on Twitter.
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