Harry Ransom Center Flair Symposium: Visions of the Future
Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM - Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM (CDT)
The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin presents
the tenth biennial Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium,
Visions of the Future
November 1–3, 2012
In conjunction with the exhibition I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America, the Harry Ransom Center will bring together historians, architects, industrial designers, and visionaries in the fields of science fiction, film, theater, and future studies to explore the ways the future has been imagined over time.
Panelists will discuss the guiding principles of designers of the twentieth century and today, creative works that have inspired their visions of the future, efforts to market these visions to the public, and developments in transportation design.
The keynote address will be delivered by Bruce Sterling. Other speakers include Alan Hess, Craig Hodgetts, Alexandra Lange, Greg Lynn, and Phil Patton.
For more information, visit www.hrc.utexas.edu/flair.
Please note: we are monitoring the weather conditions along the Atlantic coast, which may affect the travel of a number of symposium speakers. The symposium will proceed as planned with possible event substitutions.
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Harry Ransom Center
The Harry Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum. Its extensive holdings provide a unique record of the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Thousands of scholars, students, and cultural enthusiasts from around the world study materials from the collections each year. These collections also inspire original exhibitions and programs that offer visitors opportunity for enrichment, discovery, and delight. The Ransom Center advances the study of the arts and humanities and fosters an environment where culture thrives.