Sciflix - A Date Night with your Brain
Select Friday Nights at 6:30 p.m.
SciFlix is a community outreach effort designed around taking the science, the theories, and the ethics in popular fiction and discussing it openly and honestly. Each film will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Regnier Hall Auditorium. Following the film, our moderator will introduce a panel of experts who will provide their reactions to the film and their insights in a Q&A session with event attendees.
Our mission is to entertain the public with movies and refreshments and then fan the sparks of creative and critical thinking into life.
Refreshments provided. Save your seat by RSVPing now.
Film Series Event Schedule
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
A film Wired magazine claims responsible for turning geeks and phreaks into stars and asked us whether we were more comfortable knowing our defense in the cold war were the men and women housed in nuclear missile silos or if we should turn this over to a computer. Join us as we ask: who’s at the switch?
Panelists will include Deputy Chief Brian Lihani, from the Aerospace Warning Branch of NORAD calling in from Colorado to answer questions about how NORAD is protecting North America from the threat of aerial attack.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
The return of Harry Potter to Hogwarts where his friend Hagrid has been promoted to Professor of Care of Magical Creatures, the inane Prof. Trelawney teaches Divination, and the cruel Prof. Snape teaches Potions. Join us as we discuss how the Harry Potter series portrays teaching and the purpose of educational institutions.
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
The future is now and Officer Deckard is in pursuit of rouge androids who are more human than human. Do androids dream of electric sheep? It’s 2019 and we still don’t know. What if the android isn’t even aware of the fact that it is an android? We’ll discuss the reliability of memories and what this means about how we perceive ourselves and the world we live in.
All participants are invited to join our discussion page to ask questions of our panelists.