Thursday, September 20
7:30 – 10:30 PM
The Eureka Theater presents an evening of “Science on Screen,” in which we pair screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by experts from the world of science and technology.
“Mad Max and Apocalyptic Technologies” will begin with HSU lecturer Lonny Grafman, who will discuss sustainable technologies and the real-world science of how to survive–or maybe even prevent–an apocalypse. This lecture will be followed by a screening of the groundbreaking cult classic Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981).
Directed by George Miller, The Road Warrior continues the story of Max (Mel Gibson), a loner in a dystopian wasteland where survival relies on scavenging and killing for Earth’s scarce resources. When he stumbles upon a small community in trouble, Max agrees to help them. But he’s just there for the gasoline.
Lonny Grafman is an Instructor of Environmental Resources Engineering and Appropriate Technology at Humboldt State University, Founder and President of the Appropedia Foundation, and the Advisor for the epi-apocalyptic city art projects, Waterpod, Flock House, and WetLand.
Lonny has led teams all over the world assisting communities with sustainability projects including the use of solar power to improve cookstoves, micro-hydro power, rainwater catchment, and constructing plastic bottle schoolrooms. He believes the most vital component to sustainability is community.
$5—Doors open at 7:00 | Lecture 7:30 | Movie 8:30.