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FedCon 27 | Vortrag | FedCon 2018 | Das Q-Kontinuum

FedCon 27 | Vortrag | FedCon 2018 | Das Q-Kontinuum

The Q Continuum: What to do if you possess all the power of the universe?

One of the most dazzling and perhaps craziest characters in the Star Trek universe is Q, inseparable from Star Trek – The Next Generation. But who is Q anyway? Why his penchant for everything human, especially Captain Picard? Q appears as a trickster, a creature full of hubris, which at the same time tries to drive mankind out of it by, among other things, introducing it to its most dangerous opponents to date, the Borg. But Sisko and Janeway are also aware of Q’s gimmicks, which emerge within science fiction as a fantastic and chaotic element that apparently does not have to subordinate itself to any laws of nature. But how does one actually exist as a being who perceives time and space completely differently and possesses seemingly infinite power? This lecture by Rebecca Haar approaches the character Q as well as his homeland, the Q Continuum, and places it in the Star Trek universe.

Lecturer: Rebecca Haar
Duration: 45 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
Rebecca Haar is a literary and media scholar who has always had a penchant for science fiction. She has specialized in simulation and virtual worlds, which is also reflected in her most recently completed dissertation, which deals with the question of how perception changes as virtual worlds and reality increasingly overlap in everyday life. Of course, there are also some holodecks between cyberspace, metaverse and matrix.

After lectures on Data and Co., Holodecks, Utopias and the Borg, Rebecca Haar will again present two exciting scientific lectures at this year's FedCon, which combine Star Trek, science fiction and pop culture.

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