Ready Player One: The Future of Us Screening and Discussion

Before I hit C2E2 next weekend, I’ll be taking part on a panel exploring the cultural and technological themes in the film adaptation of Ready Player One, this Thursday, April 5, 7pm. The panel has been organized by the Museum of Science and Industry and will take place at the ArcLight Cinema in Lincoln Park, following a screening of the film. Full details below, hope to see you there!

April 5, 2018, 7pm | $11-$15 | all-ages
Ready Player One: The Future of Us, presented by the Museum of Science and Industry,
 ArcLight Chicago, Chicago, IL
Explore the benefits – and risks – of our digital world in a provocative discussion inspired by the incredible virtual and real-life worlds of The New York Times best-seller Ready Player One.Join the Museum of Science and Industry for a screening of Steven Spielberg’s action-packed adaptation at ArcLight Cinemas (1500 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago) at 7 pm on April 5, and stick around after the movie to be part of a conversation with diverse experts in areas including gaming, activism, social media personas, and more. Speakers include Michi Trota (Writer, Editor for Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy), Mary Anne Mohanraj (Executive Director, Speculative Literature Foundation), Brice Puls (Digital Interactive Developer), and Ashlyn Sparrow (Learning Technology Director at GCC Design Lab).

Ready Player One movie poster showing main character climbing the side of a building against a dark sky

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