Organised by Liam Young and Geoff Manaugh
Thrilling Wonder Stories 3 1 of 3
Date: Friday 28 October 2011
Venue: London and New York
Created by Liam Young (AA Unknown Fields Division and Tomorrows Thoughts Today) and Geoff Manaugh (BLDGBLOG), in association with Studio-X NYC and Popular Science
OCT 28 1200 – 2200 at the Architectural Association London
OCT 28 1300 – 1600 at Studio X New York
OCT 29 1400 – 2200 at Studio X New York
Live in London and New York
Created by Liam Young [Tomorrows Thoughts Today] And Geoff Manaugh [BLDGBLOG]
In Association with Architectural Association Studio-X NYC Popular Science
We have always regaled ourselves with speculative stories of a day yet to come. In these polemic visions we furnish the fictional spaces of tomorrow with objects and ideas that at the same time chronicle the contradictions, inconsistencies, flaws and frailties of the everyday. Slipping suggestively between the real and the imagined these narratives offer a distanced view from which to survey the consequences of various social, environmental and technological scenarios.
Thrilling Wonder Stories chronicles such tales in a sci fi storytelling jam with musical interludes, live demonstrations and illustrious speakers from the fields of science, art and technology presenting their visions of the near future. Join our ensemble of mad scientists, literary astronauts, design mystics, graphic cowboys, mavericks, visionaries and luminaries for an evening of wondrous possibilities and dark cautionary tales.
For the first time, Thrilling Wonder Stories will be simultaneously hosted in London and New York and Popular Science will join the Architectural Association and Studio X NYC in coordinating the event this year. Join us for the third event in the series as we chart a course from science fiction to science fact with talks, a hands on taxidermy workshop, animatronic guests, swarm robotics demonstrations, datascapes walking tour and live movie soundscapes.
OCT 28 1200 – 2200 at the Architectural Association London OCT 28 at Studio-X NYC OCT 29 at Studio-X NYC
twitter: @wonderstories #tws3
live streamed via www.aaschool.ac.uk
LIAM YOUNG (‘Tomorrows Thoughts Today’ and the AA’s ‘Unknown Fields Division’)
MATT JONES (‘BERG London’, Design technologists)
Director of Splice and Cube and the upcoming films based on the JG Ballards ‘Highrise’ and William Gibson’s ‘Neuromancer’.
Science Fiction Author and futurist.
Academy award winning visual effects supervisor for ‘Inception’ , compositing/2D supervisor for ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘Children of Men’.
Digital media artist and experimental architect
CHRISTIAN LORENZ SCHEURER
Concept artist and Illustrator for video games and films including films as ‘The Matrix’, ‘Dark City’, ‘Fifth Element’ and ‘Superman Returns’.
CHARLIE TUESDAY GATES
Taxidermy artist and sculptor. Charlie will be leading a live taxidermy workshop.
DR RODERICH GROSS AND THE ‘NATURAL ROBOTICS LAB’
Head of the ‘Natural Robotics Lab’ at the University of Sheffield. Dr Gross will be running a live swarm robotics demonstration
Concept artist on ‘Moon’ directed by Duncan Jones
Animatronics Engineer on Ridley Scott’s upcoming film ‘Prometheus’, ‘Hell Boy’ and ‘Clash of the Titans’
RADIO SCIENCE ORCHESTRA
Theremin-led, electro-acoustic ensemble
Motion graphics artists for Discovery channel’s ‘Future Weapons’ and ‘Project Earth’
Music, composition and sound design for film and television
GEOFF MANAUGH (BLDGBLOG, STUDIO-X NYC) NICOLA TWILLEY (EDIBLE GEOGRAPHY, STUDIO-X NYC) POPULAR SCIENCE
NICHOLAS DE MONCHAUX
Architect and author of ‘Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo’
DAVID BENJAMIN OF THE LIVING
Architect and Bio technologist
Historian and author of ‘Fixing The Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control’.
Journalist and author of ‘Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet’.
Materials Scientist from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Author of ‘Gods Without Men’ and ‘The Impressionist’.
JACE CLAYTON AND LINDSAY CUFF OF NETTLE
Their latest album titled ‘El Resplandor’ is a speculative soundtrack for an unmade remake of The Shining, set in a luxury hotel in Dubai.
Architect and the author/editor of ‘Organs Everywhere’.
From ‘Small Stock Foods’, an edible‐insect farming operation in New England
All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.