Science fiction uses current scientific and technological concepts to imagine alternative futures, and in doing so, it illuminates hopes and fears associated with the scientific enterprise. This session will explore the images of science that are created within speculative fiction. What do the tropes and archetypes of science fiction suggest about how the public views science? What can scientists learn from science fiction? Discussion led by Bryce Taylor (Genome Sciences) and Jolie Carlisle (Genome Sciences).
The UW Genomics Salon Graduate Research Cluster provides an informal forum for discussing subjects of general intellectual interest related to modern biology. We welcome participation by students, faculty, and members of the public representing all fields of study. Snacks and drinks are provided at each session.