FORUM THE FUTURE NOW

FORUM THE FUTURE NOW


 

21st- 24th February

 

This forum is organized in cooperation with various entities of recognized quality in the fields of the Arts and Sciences, and it is coordinated by the Director of Fantasporto, Beatriz Pacheco Pereira. The aim is to obtain multiple visions on the future in such areas as the Theatre, Cinema, Literature, Architecture Optics, Robotics, Biomedical Sciences, Physics, Medicine, Politics, Journalism, the Web or Textile investigation .

All the initiatives within this forum will be held under the sign of the official celebration of the 30th anniversary of the film "Blade Runner", worldwide acknowledged as one of the best films in cinema history, a movie directed by Ridley Scott and premiered in Fantasporto'1983, now screening in the closing session of the Forum with a special permission of the American representatives of the film.

 

Main Programme

 

CINEMA

 

SPECIAL SCREENINGS – 30th Anniversary

 

BLADE RUNNER by Ridley Scott

Douglas Trumbull- A Masterclass- a new film produced by the Sci-Fi World magazine (Spain) with the master of the art director and special effects specialist of “Blade Runner”

 

SELECTION OF SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS
Rivoli – Municipal Theatre

Exhibition of new films within the theme "Science Fiction".

 

CONFERENCES
 
February 21st

CONFERENCES OF THE FUTURE I
Rivoli Municipal Theatre

 
Speakers
 
THEATRE - Dr. Isabel Barros - Director of  th Porto Puppet Theatre  Company
DANCE - Dr. Marcelo Ferreira - Art Director of Dance School Ginasiano - Gaia
FINE ARTS - Painter Augusto Canedo - Painter, Art Director of Art Biennial of Vila Nova de Cerveira, director of art gallery Por Amor à Arte- Porto

CONFERENCES OF THE FUTURE II
Rivoli Municipal Theatre

Speakers
 
ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING - Professor Architect Jorge Patrício Martins - Professor of Architecture and Urbanism in the Escola Superior Artística do Porto (Art School of Porto).
MUSIC - Dr. António Florêncio – Professor at the University Portucalense and former Director of the National Orchestra of Porto.
LITERATURE - Dr. Rogério Ribeiro - Director of "Fantastic Forum" and "Imaginary Conversations" and coordinator of the "Anthology of Science Fiction Short Stories – Fantasporto 2012"
 

February 22nd

CONFERENCES OF THE FUTURE III
Rivoli Municipal Theatre

Speakers
 
PSYCHOLOGY - Professor Isabel Menezes - Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Porto
WOMAN - Dr. Ana Maria Braga da Cruz - Former President of the Commission for Equality and Women's Rights
POLITICS - Dr. José Pacheco Pereira - Historian and political commentator of the TV program "A Quadratura do Círculo”
WEB 3 (or 4?) - Mário Dorminsky - Councillor of Culture of the Municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia
MEDIA - Dr. Jorge Fiel - Journalist, Deputy Director of the national daily newspaper “Jornal de Notícias”

 

February 23rd

CONFERENCES OF THE FUTURE IV
Rivoli Municipal Theatre 
Speakers
 
CINEMA - D. Luís Rosales - Film critic, director of the Sci-Fi World magazine (Spain) and Dr. Mário Augusto - journalist and film critic, responsible for programs on cinema in the national television RTP

 

CONFERENCES OF THE FUTURE V
Rivoli Municipal Theatre 

Speakers
 
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES - Professor João Paulo Teixeira - Department of Environmental Health, National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge
OPTICS AND HOLOGRAMS - Professor Dr Hélder M. Crespo - Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Porto
TEXTILES - Prof. Dr. Ana Cristina Freire - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Porto
PHYSICS - Professor João Lopes dos Santos - Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Porto
SURGERY - Dr. Maria do Sameiro Caetano Pereira - Director of the Center for Integrated Ambulatory Surgery at the Hospital St. António - Hospital Centre of Porto


EXHIBITION

 

February 24th - Openning
Holograms and Optical Technology
Rivoli Theatre


Exhibition of holograms developed in partnership with the Museum of Science of the Faculty of Science, University of Porto, with the collaboration of Professor Luís Miguel Bernardo, Director of the Museum, and coordinated by Prof. Hélder M. Crespo, Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Porto. The exhibition aims to demonstrate some aspects of optical technology developed in Porto, building a bridge with the movies, namely by illustrating the methods of stereoscopy, which are at the base of the modern 3D movies, but whose principles were already established in the XIX century.

PORTO, FANTASPORTO & BLADE RUNNER

First presentation of a new giant hologram created by the Museum of Science of the Faculty of Science of University of Porto, for Fantasporto and  the special celebration of 30 years of the film "Blade Runner". The new element in holographic technology was created for Fantasporto, thus establishing a strong visual relationship between the classic film, Fantasporto and the City of Porto. This new hologram will later integrate the collection of the Museum of Optics of University of Porto.

 

BOOK PRESENTATION

 

 “AN ANTHOLOGY OF SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORIES- FANTASPORTO 2012”

FIRST PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK

 

First presentation of the book “An Anthology of Science Fiction Short Stories- Fantasporto 2012”, edited by Rogério Ribeiro and promoted by Fantasporto 2012, published by 1001 Mundos (ASA, Grupo Leya).

This book includes the winners of a international short story competition that took place in 2011, and short stories from renowned writers that have been invited especially for this edition. This book  has a simultaneous edition in Brazil (Tarja Editorial).