2001: A Space Odyssey

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2001: A Space Odyssey


Friday Dec 22 07:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

This film is related to the weeklong program CLASSIFIED, a multidisciplinary look at art and surveillance.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick. USA. 1968. 161 min.
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time. 

Special guests: Join us for a pre-screening conversation at 7pm with professionals and scholars working with and researching artificial intelligence. Film starts at 7:30pm. 

Panelists include:

Dr. Susanne Still is the director of the Machine Learning Lab at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in the Information and Computer Sciences Department. She received her PhD in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland. Prior to joining UH, she worked at Princeton University in theoretical biophysics. Dr. Still is a member of the Foundational Questions Institute. She is best known for contributions at the interface between physics and computer science. Her work illuminates how fundamental thermodynamic limits to information processing determine optimal strategies for representing data, leading directly from physics to learning algorithms. Her research at UH balances fundamental science with applied machine learning, including applications in finance and volcanism.

Dr. Song K. Choi received his BS, MS, & PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, respectively. His specialization is in robotics with an emphasis in unmanned systems, automatic control systems, autonomous vehicle design, novel sensor systems, alternative/renewable power sources, and graphic monitoring systems for unmanned vehicles with emphasis on underwater technologies. He returned to Hawaiʻi in 1991 and has been a professor of Autonomous Systems Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and has published multiple papers in his arenas of expertise. He has been the assistant dean for the College of Engineering since 2004 and has been working with various primary, middle, and high schools in the State in promoting STEM education through robotics. He is a co-founder and president of Marine Autonomous Systems Engineering, Inc., a Hawaiʻi-based spin-off company specializing in autonomous marine technologies. He is an active member of several engineering and philanthropic societies and serves as a board member on several technology and education organizations.

Kyle Oba, is part of the design-and-technology duo Pas de Chocolat. He works with organizations to assess technology needs through collaborative research, design and development activities. Pas de Chocolat is a participant in the CLASSIFIED program. 

The Honolulu Museum of Art is proud to participate in Science on Screen®, an initiative to offer creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. This is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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