Anthropocene Film Salon
The Simpson Center for Humanities and EarthLab are proud to present the Anthropocene Film Salon, a film event-series which seeks to improve understanding across environmental fields of the humanistic, social, biophysical, and artistic dimensions of contemporary environmental challenges. Each quarter, the series will screen an environment-themed film and host a panel discussion, audience Q-and-A, and social gathering. Films are selected to attract and provoke discussion among a diverse audience from a range of disciplines, professional sectors, and local communities.
Anthropocene + Environment + Film
The term “Anthropocene” has different meanings in different disciplines, but its broad use suggests a converging focus on the grand problems of our time, one of which is the environment. We remain siloed, territorial, and comfortable in our own disciplines and discourses are the moment, even though major problems demand our most imaginatively synergistic and interdisciplinary solutions.
By hosting a provocative film followed by a discussion among friends, the Anthropocene Film Salon aims to connect people from the humanities, arts, physical sciences, and social sciences, foster mutual learning, and catalyze new, cross-cutting collaborations to address the unique social-ecological challenges of the Anthropocene.
For more information about this film series, please visit the event website.
Fall Film Event
Featured Film: Chasing Ice, a film by Jeff Orlowski
When: Wednesday, November 28th, 2018, 5:30-8:00pm
Where: School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, FSH 102
Panelists: Jesse Oak Tayler, Associate Professor of English and Co-director, Anthropocene Research Cluster (Simpson Center for Humanities) & Heidi Roop, Lead Scientist for Science Communication, Climate Impacts Group (EarthLab)