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What does the future look like from the past? This exciting program with three people that could not better represent the intelligentsia of futurism circa 1970. This recording is from a radio program called “Sound on Film”, a series on films and the people who make them. This episode is entitled “2001–Science Fiction or Man’s Future?” Recorded May 7th, 1970. Joseph Gelman is the moderator.
At the time of this recording Arthur C. Clarke had recently collaborated on the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey with Stanley Kubrick. Alvin Toffler’s mega-influential book, Future Shock, is about to be published. And Margaret Mead is the world’s foremost cultural anthropologist.
An intriguing conversation that still has relevance today.
2001–Science Fiction or Man’s Future?
The internet is fuelling dramatic and dynamic changes in the way we map our world. Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist for Google Maps and Steve Chilton from OpenStreetMap discuss these developments.
Recorded in the Conference Centre on 7 September 2010
An early projection of the British Empire attempted to show the shape of the globe on paper to assist navigators.