[NFBV-Potomac-Announce] Fwd: Guided Exhibit of Futures at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building: 10:30 AM March 5, 2022
cfgrassman at icloud.com
Wed Feb 23 22:39:55 UTC 2022
The Futures is now. OK, it’s actually March 5. So get your RSVP’s in by this Friday, or you’ll be stuck in the past and the present, and these days, who the heck wants that?
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> From: Christine Grassman via NFBV-Potomac-Announce <nfbv-potomac-announce at nfbnet.org>
> Subject: [NFBV-Potomac-Announce] Guided Exhibit of Futures at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building: 10:30 AM March 5, 2022
> Date: February 19, 2022 at 6:09:51 PM EST
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> Reply-To: Christine Grassman <cfgrassman at icloud.com>
> Join us! The Social Committee has arranged for the below, so get your RSVP’s in . . . when you let us know you will be joining us, vote for Exhibit Only, Breakfast or Lunch/Brunch.
> The Potomac Chapter is sponsoring a guided tour of the Smithsonian Futures exhibit at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 5th. The focus of our tour will be how innovation can be a double-edged sword. It can be great, but also scary. After our guided tour the entire exhibit will be available for our enjoyment using AIRA for free. Additional information regarding the exhibit as well as the address and link to the Arts and Industries Building is included below.
> If there is enough interest, we will meet either before the tour for breakfast or go to lunch after enjoying the exhibit. Please include your preference with your RSVP. RSVP’s with votes for breakfast, lunch or just the exhibit will be accepted through Friday, 2/25. We will send an updated announcement with the final plans soliciting additional RSVP’s. Please send your RSVP’s to Sarah Blumberg at sarahblumb at gmail.com <mailto:sarahblumb at gmail.com> or 571-585-1255.
> Arts and Industries Building <https://www.si.edu/museums/arts-and-industries-building>
> 900 Jefferson Drive, SW
> Washington, DC
> Part exhibition, part festival, FUTURES presents nearly 32,000 square feet of new immersive site-specific art installations, interactives, working experiments, inventions, speculative designs, and “artifacts of the future,” as well as historic objects and discoveries from 23 of the Smithsonian’s museums, major initiatives, and research centers. Of the nearly 150 objects on view, several are making their public debut: an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven rover from Alphabet’s X that could transform agriculture; a Planetary Society space sail for deep space travel; a Loon internet balloon; the first full-scale Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome built in North America; the world’s first controlled thermonuclear fusion device; and more.
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