Space & Wonder: Humanity’s Endless Quest for Answers

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 4:00pm
Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive

Valerio Ferme, University of Cincinnati
4PM @ Oro Valley Town Hall
11000 N. La Cañada Drive

While technology has led humankind on a search through space to evolve its ‘destiny,’ the basis for this exploration comes from the deep-seated desire of human beings to answer ‘big questions’ about their role in the universe. Spurred by the sense of wonder of early philosophers and astronomers, and centered in the original Liberal Arts, our technological forays in the future have been rooted in humanistic practices that have produced great works of art and a fascination for the beyond that continues to permeate popular culture. This lecture provides a brief history of this exploration, and suggests why human imagination, and humanistic inquiries have to be part of any conversation about our future on and off this planet.

Sponsored by the Town of Oro Valley