Sundance Film Festival

The Big Conversation: Appetite for Construction

Expired January 30, 2023 6:55 AM
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There’s no shortage of dystopian futures and calamity science in popular media. What happened to better living through technology? Where’s our science optimism? What if near-future fiction gave us inspiration instead of nightmares, and solutions to daunting problems? What if bioengineering produced bacteria that eat plastic instead of people? From AI to genetics, we explore the bright side of science and the ethical framework scientists and storytellers bring to the idea of progress.

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Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

This event will provide American Sign Language Interpretation. For additional accommodations, please submit an accessibility request.

There’s no shortage of dystopian futures and calamity science in popular media. What happened to better living through technology? Where’s our science optimism? What if near-future fiction gave us inspiration instead of nightmares, and solutions to daunting problems? What if bioengineering produced bacteria that eat plastic instead of people? From AI to genetics, we explore the bright side of science and the ethical framework scientists and storytellers bring to the idea of progress.


Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation