San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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 Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Visitors engage with the Center's collections through research and study, exhibitions, publications, and a rich variety of program offerings including readings, talks, symposia, and film screenings.