Clarke Center at Comic-Con

July 19, 2018

The Clarke Center has organized or will participate in several panels at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. We hope you can join us for these stimulating discussions!

Thursday, July 19, 12:30pm
2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary Panel

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination take a look back across a half-century (and the distant universe) to celebrate one of the most iconic films in history. Panelists will examine Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece. Kubrick’s Academy Award-winning achievement is a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion.

Panelists, organized by the Clarke Center, include:

  • Gary Lockwood, actor, “Frank” in 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Kier Dullea, actor, “Dave" in 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Sheldon Brown, Director of the UCSD Arthur C Clarke Center for Human Imagination, Visual Arts Professor
  • Erik Viirre MD PhD, UCSD Arthur C Clarke Center for Human Imagination, Physician and Neuroscientist
  • David Brin: Hugo and Nebula Award Winning Science Fiction Writer, PhD Physicist
  • Wu Yan: World Renowned Chinese Science Fiction Author
  • Matt Grob PhD: Technologist: Chief Technology Officer XCOM Corporation, Communications Engineer
  • Laurel Riek, UC San Diego Professor of Robotics
  • Shelley Streeby, UC San Diego Professor of Literature, specialist in Science Fiction
  • Paul Jacobs, CEO and Founder of XCOM

For the first time since its original release, new 70mm prints were struck from pristine printing elements made from the original camera negative. A longtime admirer of the late American auteur, Christopher Nolan worked closely with the team at Warner Bros. Pictures throughout the mastering process. Building on the work done for the new 70mm prints, the 4K UHD with HDR presentation was mastered from the 65mm original camera negative. 2001: A Space Odyssey will be available on 4K UHD from WBHE on October 30.


Thursday, 7/19/18, 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

The Science of Cool

An all-star panel of scientists and innovators, including the Clarke Center's Brian Keating and Erik Viirre, discuss how the rise of immersive technologies, robotics, rocketry and AI have made science cool again and continue to bring us closer to solving some of the greatest challenges and mysteries we face. Come check out this incredible tech and innovation, in person, at the Future Tech Live! Pavilion at the Omni Hotel. Join the first annual SDCC Hackathon too!