This exhibition surveys historical utopian and dystopian literature in the Kislak Center and points to its influence on science fiction, highlighting works in the Mark B. Adams Science Fiction Collection. The focus is on the utopian impulse in space and time travel and on the dystopian element in utopian thought, as well as on ecological utopias, or ecotopias.
The Kislak Center is sponsoring a symposium and two conferences during the Spring 2017 semester that examine various aspects of utopias, travel, exploration, and ecotopias. More information about these events can be found through the links below.
The Science of Information,1870-1945: The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age
Thursday, February 23 - Saturday, February 25, 2017
To the Ends of the Earth
Thursday, March 2 - Saturday, March 4, 2017
An Ecotopian Toolkit for the Anthropocene
Thursday, April 13 - Saturday, April 15, 2017