Monday
20 Jun/22
06:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Ends: 21 Jun/22 21:05

Science Fiction and the Future of Detection and Imaging

Where:  

3179/R-E06 at CERN

The purpose of this Workshop is to engage participants in 3-4 projects related to detection and imaging and to communicating them to laymen, in an  unashamedly futuristic and speculative setting.

The challenge: How to say it better than Patrick Fitzgerald*, to what a world will sensing and imaging take us?

The participants are invited to:

  • extrapolate from the presented projects to imagine potential futures in which the science and technology has had significant impact
  • come up with narratives that can clearly communicate the significance of the work being done at CERN and ATTRACT.

We invite SF-writers, philosophers, futurists, designers, anthropologists, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists, historians, engineers and (selected) physicists to attend. Limited seats available. Unfortunately, we cannot pay for travel and stay, but lunches, dinner and a visit to the Secrets of the Universe (CMS) will be offered, provided the COVID situation allows on-site visits.

A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

*Hint: please read the attached outline material for reference and watch these teasers (1,2) ...

Directions on how to get to CERN you can find here: https://home.cern/directions

 

Hotels: we suggest either our hostel, or NH Hotels in nearby Meyrin.

When on CERN site, you can find the meeting venue Ideasquare with this Google-map: https://goo.gl/WNSa6P

For registering your laptop/mobile phone for wifi access at CERN, please fill in a request here: http://cern.ch/registerVisitorComputer - and use  Catarina Batista as the CERN contact person (on the last page of the request form).