Progress, extinction, climate change, and the nature of obsolescence meet in the film 'Obselidia.' Ira will talk with Diane Bell, the writer and director of the film. It's a love story involving a man who is trying to compile an encyclopedia of obsolete things. When the characters are confronted with the possibility of a planetwide catastrophe due to climate change, they must come to terms with ideas of progress, obsolescence, and extinction. The film won the Alfred P. Sloan Award at this year’s Sundance film festival. (Full disclosure: Science Friday, and this site, receive Sloan Foundation funding.) See a trailer from the film at Science Friday's Sci/Arts site.
Produced by Annette Heist, Senior Producer