The first Trek series born in the age of Prestige TV, Star Trek: Discovery presents a gritty, stubbornly weird, and ethically challenging take on Trek‘s spacefaring, post-scarcity future.
Discovery asks us to ponder how civilian science and technology research is adapted for military use in times of conflict (and whether it should be), the ethics of animal testing, and the development of hybrid bio-technical systems. It also reminds us of the thrills and the existential dangers of living off-world, and continues Trek‘s legacy as a leader in diversity and representation in science fiction, giving us a fresh opportunity to imagine a future where everyone has access to space.
Join us for a Science Fiction TV Dinner with Ted Pavlic, associate director of research at ASU’s Biomimicry Center and associate professor of computer engineering and sustainability, and Alexandrina Agloro, a media artist, community-based researcher, game designer, and assistant professor in ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society.
We’ll have dinner for the first 150 guests. RSVP now!