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The Evolution of Science Fiction Webinar Series, Module Two: Mythology, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
Module Two: Mythology, Fantasy, and Science Fiction

Thomas Lombardo, Center for Future Consciousness,

In this second webinar in the series, we will compare fantasy, ancient mythology, and modern science fiction, looking at the similarities and differences among these genre and modes of consciousness. Mythic narrative, which delves into the fantastic and transcendent and historically has been an essential component throughout human cultures, shares a lot in common with contemporary science fiction. But to a significant degree science fiction is informed and inspired by scientific theories of reality and modern ways of thinking, whereas ancient myths reflected earlier views and perspectives on reality. In this regard, science fiction offers for our contemporary world credible and often inspiring narratives of the fantastic and transcendent, providing modern “myths” about the future for the future. We will also examine in this webinar how science fiction even goes beyond the future, in considering alternate realities and universes, and how science fiction is “evolutionary” mythology.

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Oct 10, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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