Science on Screen is back in 2019!

We are excited to announce that Salina Art Center has received a 3rd year of funding. Science on Screen® at the Art Center Cinema is made possible through a grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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  • Monday, March 25, 2019 at 5:30pm Salina Art Center Cinema kicks off National Science on Screen ® week with a special presentation of SEARCHING (2018) followed at 7:20pm by guest speaker Sergeant Jeffery D. Swanson from the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Sergeant Swanson will lead a discussion exploring the ways in which computer forensics are being used to investigate crime and what we can all do to stay safer.

  • Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:30, Beyond the Brink (2018), a documentary, dives deep into the intricacies of the water and food nexus as it highlights the evolving implications on a National Security threat through the lens of California's San Joaquin Valley. Following the film, James J. Butler, Jr. Senior Scientist, Section Chief, Geohydrology with the Kansas Geological Survey will discuss Kansas’ invisible water crisis and the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest underground sources of freshwater in the world.

  • Monday April 8, 2019 at 5:30pm Watch Robot & Frank (2012), a film set in the near future. An ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team. But can humans and machines truly be friends? After the film, join K-State Polytechnic Computer Systems Professors Bill Genereux, Tom Mertz, Troy Harding, Tim Bower and Michael Oetken in a discussion about the impact of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence on society.

  • Monday, April 15, 2019 - In our final installment see To Dust (2018). Shmuel, a Hasidic cantor in Upstate New York, distraught by the untimely death of his wife, struggles to find religious solace, while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay. As a clandestine partnership develops with Albert, a local community college biology professor, the two embark on a darkly comic and increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld. Then enjoy a discussion with Dr. Philip S. Meckley, Department of Religion and Philosophy at Kansas Wesleyan University as we discuss religious and philosophical ideas about what happens to the human body after death. He will be looking at various topics like death consciousness, the religious and social status of the human corpse, and the loss of capacity for human experience.