INTERPLANETARY IS TRANSMITTING ITS SIGNAL ONCE AGAIN, OCTOBER 22 AND 23, 2022.
SFI researchers and InterPlanetary intellectuals will explore deep questions in complexity science alongside classic science-fiction film screenings, book signings, musical performances, and lectures. To search through outer space we shall need to rise above our inner spaces, and face the gravest challenges of our time — from reducing disease and economic inequality, to managing finite resources and surviving war — to take all necessary steps towards a larger, shared goal: an understanding of life’s place in the universe. Confronting the challenges of space requires braving and solving the complexities of life.
Mark Twain wrote, “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” InterPlanetary seeks to restore focus at a planetary scale. What terrestrial challenge could provide greater focus than nourishing and uniting the peoples of the Earth to explore extrasolar planets? And what great solutions might we find by searching beyond the confines of our earthly troubles?
All events will be streamed via InterPlanetaryFest.org and SFI's YouTube Page, so that anyone on earth (and beyond!) can tune in and engage with our cosmic content. For up-to-date schedules, abstracts, bios, and bonus materials visit INTERPLANETARYFEST.ORG.
OCTOBER 22, 2022
11:00 OPENING REMARKS by David Krakauer
11:10 PANEL DISCUSSION: COMPLEX CONCEPTIONS OF TIME with Ted Chiang, James Gleick, David Krakauer, and David Wolpert
12:25 SPECULATIVE VISION by Tristan Duke
1:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: LIFE AND ITS OBJECTS with Caitlin McShea, Dario Robleto, Caleb Scharf, and Sara Walker, with an introduction by Chris Kempes
3:05 HOW TO FIND LIFE ANYWHERE: THE UNIVERSAL RULES OF LIFE by Chris Kempes, with an introduction by Sara Walker
3:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: WHEN WILL WE NEED A THEORY OF INTELLIGENCE? with David Krakauer, John Krakauer, Melanie Mitchell, Orit Peleg, and Brendan Tracey, with an introduction by Jessica Flack
5:20 THE CASSANDRA SYNDROME, OR, HOW NOT TO BE A FUTUROLOGIST by Stanislaw Lem scholar and author Peter Swirski, with an introduction by Ian Tregillis
6:15 IKARIE XB-1 FILM SCREENING
8:00 LINDY VISION outdoor concert, with introduction by Caitlin McShea
9:30 DARK MATTER DANCE PARTY with DJ Astrofreq - bar by ALTAR Spirits
OCTOBER 23, 2022:
11:00 OPENING REMARKS by Tesla Tracy
11:10 PANEL DISCUSSION: THE COMPLEX SPACE OF POLITICAL ECONOMIES with Kelle Dhein, Kyle Harper, Travis Homes, and Ian Tregillis, introduced by Will Tracy
12:40 EMERGENT TOKYO - SPECULATIONS ON A SPACE CITY by Jorge Almazan, with introduction by Tony Eagan
1:45 WHY WE SEARCH FOR LIFE ON MARS: A VIEW FROM THE CURIOSITY AND PERSEVERANCE ROVERS by Nina Lanza, with introduction by Caitlin McShea
2:45 ROB SCHWIMMER PERFORMANCE Theremin virtuoso, with introduction by Michael Garfield
3:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: WILL SPACE LIMIT HUMAN PERFORMANCE? with Jorge Almazan, Jessica Flack, John Krakauer, and C. Brandon Ogbunu, with introduction by David Krakauer
4:55 KEYNOTE: CASSINI TO SATURN: THE JOURNEY, THE LEGACY, THE FUTURE by Carolyn Porco, Planetary Scientist, with introduction by Dario Robleto
6:30 TECH DEMO AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: CHAGALL, with introduction by Caitlin McShea
7:45 COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT FILM SCREENING, with introduction by Brendan Tracey
THE INTERPLANETARY PROJECT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE MILLER OMEGA PROJECT