Open Books - Open Minds Film Series

November 10: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, dir. Stanley Kubrick)
4:00-6:30 PM in Student Union 307

An imposing black structure provides a connection between past and future in this classic sci-fi film, based on the story by Arthur C. Clarke.

February 2: We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists(2012, dir. Brian Knappenberger)
4:00-6:30 PM in Horace Mann 193

A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described “hacktivist” collective, Anonymous.

March 23: Her (2013, dir. Spike Jonze)
12-2 PM in Horace Mann 193

A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly-purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.

March 29: Blade Runner (1982, dir. Ridley Scott)
12-2 PM in Horace Mann 193

In 2019, an ex-detective is called out of retirement to track down and eliminate a team of humanoid androids that have escaped from slavery on a space mining colony.

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Open Books – Open Minds Lecture

“Margaret Atwood and Environmental Dystopia: When Technology Goes Wrong”
Dr. Pamela Bedore

Monday, April 17, 10:00-11:50 a.m.
Donovan Dining Faculty Center South

Dr. Pamela Bedore is associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut. She has published widely on science fiction, detective fiction, and cultural theory, and has most recently authored The Great Courses lecture series “Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature.”

The Sixth Annual Open Books – Open Minds
Student Conference

Featuring keynote lecture by Adam Blumenthal, Virtual Artist-in-Residence, Brown University, and co-founder of Curious Sense

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year OBOM is partnering with the Center for Research and Creative Activity (CRCA, so that the Student Conference will coincide with presentations of student projects at the College-Wide Poster Session in Adams Library. OBOM Student Conference panels, on topics of inquiry inspired by The Shallows, will also be held in the library. Lunch and the keynote address will take place in the Student Union Ballroom.

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