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The Many Worlds of 2001


Location: Redstone Theater

A multimedia lecture by Piers Bizony

It’s hard to believe that Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is half a century old. Why is this film still so important? Piers Bizony worked with the Kubrick family to bring to light the intellectual ideas and design concepts that helped to inform the director’s intensely detailed vision of the future. In this illustrated talk Bizony explores 2001’s continuing influence in so many realms, from film making and special effects to industrial design, evolutionary theory, astrobiology and artificial intelligence. Far from being a dated product of the 1960s, 2001 remains timelessly relevant because it poses deep questions that have yet to be answered.

Free entry for ticket holders for the 12:00 PM screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Tickets: $10 (Free for Museum members at the MoMI Individual level and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)