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Future of Films series: Back to the Future I & II

Time:Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Venue: Pima Auditorium in the MU on ASU's Tempe campus

4-6:15 pm – Back to the Future I

6:15-7 pm – Intermission (nachos and veggies plus trivia & prizes)

7–8:50 pm – Back to the Future II
Stay for an interactive discussion about time travel, the predictive power of film and the pros and cons of hover boards on campus!


Paul Davies
Paul is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and best-selling author. He holds the title of Regents’ Professor at Arizona State University, where he is Director of The Beyond Center for
Fundamental Concepts in Science—a sort of cosmic think tank that tackles the “big questions” of existence, ranging from the origin of the universe to the origin of life and the nature of time.

Jake Pinholster
Jake is the Director of the Herberger Institute School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University and head of graduate programs in interdisciplinary digital media and performance design. His professional media/projection design credits include productions on Broadway, HBO, and many off-Broadway, regional, and academic venues as well as immersive performance in unusual venues.

John Takamura
John, an Associate Professor of Industrial Design in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, is also Director of Design for GlobalResolve™ and Coordinator of the Master of Science in Design. With extensive professional design expertise in automotive, electronics, consumer goods, and service industries in the US and Asia, John develops corporate-sponsored university research, industrial design, and branding programs with an emphasis on innovation and sustainability.