James Fleming, “A Toast to Fixing the Sky”

Science on Tap

Science on Tap is a monthly gathering that features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation.

James Fleming, professor of science, technology, and society at Colby College, presented “A Toast to Fixing the Sky.”

Fleming examined solutions to aerial problems, including global warming, from a historical perspective. This tragicomic history is filled with scientists, soldiers, and salesmen, weaving together stories from elite science, cutting-edge technology, and popular culture.

Some Rube Goldberg inventions were toasted with additional discussion on technological fixes in general.  

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