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Tuesday, November 27
6-7:30 p.m.
Memorial Union, La Paz Room (242)
ASU Tempe campus
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Since 1962, The Jetsons has defined an iconic vision of the future, imagining a course of progress that blends high technology with familiar social and cultural values.

Yinong Chen and Karin Ellison will join Center for Science and the Imagination director Ed Finn to discuss The Jetsons and interpret what it tells us about robotics, the nuclear family and the peculiar relationships that form between humans and technology.

Yinong Chen is an expert in robotics and computing, and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering. Chen directs ASU’s Robotics Camps for middle and high school students, organizes the Arizona Robotics Challenge, and serves as advisor for the ASU Robotics Team.

Karin Ellison is the Associate Director of the Center for Biology and Society and a Dean’s Faculty Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Ellison is an expert in the history of science and technology, specifically the institutional history of American science and technology and the history of engineers and engineering in the U.S.

Think we’re the only ones taking The Jetsons seriously? Read more in the Smithsonian magazine.

Questions? Contact the Center for Science and the Imagination at

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