An assortment of "glyphs" from the TV series Fringe: a cross-section of an apple, a frog, a handprint, etc.

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Fringe



Fringe is a police procedural tailored for a conspiracy-addled culture: a fever dream of near-future biotechnology research, Timothy Leary-esque 1960s counterculture, and the seemingly ineluctable creep of corporate governance.

Created by J. J. Abrams, the mastermind behind LostAlias, and Star Wars: The Force AwakensFringe envisions a future shaped by shadowy, unaccountable “Big Science” corporations. The series follows a small group of FBI investigators as they try to untangle an increasingly bewildering web of misdeeds and crises—and eventually, anomalies bubbling up in the fabric of space-time.

Join us for a screening and conversation with Andrew Maynard, professor at ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society and director of the Risk Innovation Lab, and Heather Ross, clinical assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Andrew and Heather also host the Future Out Loudpodcast; our conversation will be recorded as the centerpiece of an upcoming episode.

We’ll have dinner available for the first 150 guests.

Location: Need help finding the Marston Exploration Theater? Here’s a map.

Parking: Parking can be challenging on ASU’s Tempe campus. We recommend that you use the Metro Light Rail to travel to the event, disembarking at the University Drive and Rural Road station. You can also use the Valley Metro bus system. If you’d like to explore options for visitor parking on campus, please visit the ASU Parking and Transit website.

Seating: Seating is first come, first served, and your RSVP does not guarantee a seat. So please arrive early, or at least on time!