SciFi and Entrepreneurship - Is Resistance Futile?

Friday, March 14, 2014; 1:00 - 6:45 PM
@ University of Colorado Law School, Room 101

Slide Presentation: The Fiction to Reality Timeline

Our Silicon Flatirons Center's 2014 Entrepreneurship Conference, on the afternoon of March 14th, 2014, will analyze the relationship between Sci-Fi and entrepreneurship. Sci-Fi writers and entrepreneurs both innovate to "create the future." Silicon Flatirons' Annual Conference, Sci-Fi and Entrepreneurship: Is Resistance Futile, will explore the relationships, similarities and synergies between the two disciplines. The Conference's discussion will analyze three primary topics. First, speakers will explore what entrepreneurs and innovators have learned from science fiction and what science fiction might suggest about the entrepreneurial opportunities ahead. The Conference will then shift to discussing the potential ethical cautions that science fiction can provide and the role of entrepreneurs and the government in being attentive to these ethical concerns. Finally, the Conference will focus on the process of creation that occurs during entrepreneurial innovation and the construction of science fiction, how the processes are similar or different, and what the two crafts can learn from each other.

Opening and Welcome
1:00pm - 1:15pm
  • Brad Bernthal
    Associate Professor of Law
    University of Colorado
    Entrepreneurship Initiative Director
    Silicon Flatirons Center
  • Phil Weiser
    Dean
    University of Colorado Law School
    Executive Director
    Silicon Flatirons Center
Fireside Chat
1:15pm - 2:00pm
Panel One: Exploring Intersections of Entrepreneurship and Science Fiction
2:05pm - 3:05pm
Moderator
  • Brad Bernthal
    Associate Professor of Law
    University of Colorado
    Entrepreneurship Initiative Director
    Silicon Flatirons Center
Break
3:05pm - 3:20pm
Panel Two: Creating Realities That Do Not Yet Exist
3:20pm - 4:40pm
Moderator Presenter
  • Dan Novy
    Instructor and PhD Candidate
    MIT Media Lab
Discussants
Panel Three: Technology and Surveillance - Is Resistance Futile?
4:45pm - 5:45pm
  • Lori Emerson
    Assistant Professor, Department of English
    University of Colorado
  • Dan Novy
    Instructor and PhD Candidate
    MIT Media Lab
  • Marcus Thomas
    Chief Technology Officer
    Subsentio
Moderator
  • Paul Ohm
    Associate Professor of Law
    University of Colorado
Reception
5:45pm - 6:45pm