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IMG_1465 Remembering The Future panel

Sigrid Close (a professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University and ArmadilloCon 2014 science Guest of Honor), Patrice Sarath (SF/F author), Ada Palmer (historian and SF/F author), and Ted Chiang (SF/F author) at the Remembering The Future panel panel. The panel explored the question, is time real or an illusion?

Two people in it, Sigrid Close and Ted Chiang, came from science backgrounds, whereas the other two panelists had liberal arts backgrounds. In my opinion, the whole panel illustrated a miscommunication between science in humanities regarding whether a metaphor could be considered "real".

IMG_1465 Remembering The Future panel