Join the MIT Press Bookstore in welcoming physicist Clifford V. Johnson to discuss his non-fiction graphic novel, The Dialogues, on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM. He will be in conversation with comics scholar Hillary Chute. Get tickets here…
In this unique book, Johnson invites us to eavesdrop on a series of nine conversations—written and drawn by Johnson—about “the nature of the universe.” Conversations about science, he tells us, can and should be on our daily conversation menu, along with topics like politics, books, sports, or the latest prestige cable drama.
Clifford V. Johnson, Professor of Physics at the University of Southern California. He has been science advisor for several movies and television series, including Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and the National Geographic Channel’s Genius. He received the American Association of Physics Teachers 2018 Klopsteg Memorial Award for outstanding communication of the excitement of contemporary physics to the general public.
Hillary Chute’s scholarship focuses on comics and graphic novels, contemporary fiction, gender and sexuality studies, and media studies, among other subjects. She is Distinguished Professor of English and Art & Design at Northeastern University. Her books include Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere and Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form. She is a comics and graphic novels columnist for The New York Times Book Review.
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