Science of Sci-Fi: Butterfly Effect! The Science of Choice in Video Games
"Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?” So asked Dr. Edward N. Lorenz, meteorologist and chaos theory pioneer, nearly half a century ago. The idea that slightly different actions can lead to radically different consequences has become a staple of modern science fiction. But what exactly is the “butterfly effect”? Join us to learn about the origins of chaos and chaos-inspired science fiction, and how it is explored in interactive story-telling video games like Mass Effect and Detroit: Become Human!
Thursday, May 2 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Fiske Planetarium and Science Center
2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, CO 80309
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