The Evolution of Science Fiction Webinar Series: Module 4 The Rise of Science and Modernity (1500-1750)

Saturday, 7 November 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM [EST]

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Saturday, 7 November 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM [EST]

The Evolution of Science Fiction Webinar Series
Module Four: The Rise of Science and Modernity (1500-1750)

Thomas Lombardo
Director, Center for Future Consciousness

Beginning with the European “Age of Exploration,” in this new webinar we discuss, as critical factors affecting the emergence of modern science fiction, the expanding vistas on nature and humanity, and the opening of the heavens and human consciousness in the modern era. How did the Scientific Revolution transform our understanding of nature, ourselves, and the heavens above? How did scientific and religious visions of reality of the period both clash and harmonize in thinking out the possibilities of the future, fantastic new discoveries, and extraordinary adventures into the unknown? Other key topics examined include: Bruno, Fontenelle, and Huygens‘ seminal speculations on alien worlds and alien life and intelligence; Leibniz’s vision of cosmic evolution; Kepler’s journey to the moon, as well as other similar lunar adventures of the time; and the earliest modern utopias--reflecting social, religious, and scientific-technological perspectives--including Campenella’s City of the Sun and Bacon’s The New Atlantis.

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There is no cancellation fee if you are unable to attend the webinar at the scheduled time.

Director of the Center, Tom Lombardo, Ph.D., and Co-Director, Jeanne Belisle Lombardo, M.A., are experienced educators, presenters and workshop facilitators. They are regular speakers and participants at futurist conventions and other conferences, as well as at various educational events at colleges and universities, nationally and globally. Dr. Lombardo is the writer of numerous books and articles in psychology, philosophy, education, and the future. Tom Lombardo is an awarded Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation, a special honor given to members who have made a globally recognized, significant and original contribution to futures studies. He is also an Executive Board member of the World Futures Studies Federation. The Center for Future Consciousness also has a network of fellow faculty, educators and futurists who serve on the advisory board. Tery Spataro is working with the Center for Future Consciousness to produce this event.

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