New Scientist Presents: The Explorers' Club


15 June 2017
Frobisher Auditorium 1
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Is the golden age of exploration just beginning?

Sumit Paul-Choudhury, editor-in-chief of New Scientist, talks to Adam Roberts, author of Twenty Trillion Leagues under the Sea and a forthcoming biography of H.G. Wells, and Stephen Baxter, author of Wells sequels The Time Ships and The Massacre of Mankind. Are today’s writers inspired by research carried out by scientists at NASA and CERN, as Jules Verne and Wells were by the gentlemen scientists of their day? And are today's high-tech explorers driven by the same passions as their steampunk precursors?

About this series

New Scientist Presents: The Tomorrow Club
Is the golden age of exploration just beginning? Who decides what the future looks like? What if virtual worlds become better than reality? And should we accept that humanity's time is up?

New Scientist
presents a series of conversations on the themes of the Barbican’s landmark exhibition, Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction. Leading scientific and cultural figures will explore how today’s cutting-edge ideas, discoveries and inventions inspire the literature, art and games of tomorrow – and vice versa.

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Barbican International Enterprises conceives, curates and manages a range of touring exhibitions; predominantly in digital and moving image content.