Science vs science fiction: Science fiction forum held in Changchun

Updated: 2018-09-07
(ejilin.gov.cn)

The Blue Planet Forum for Science Fiction and Film, first of its kind in China, was held in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin province on Sept 2.

Science vs science fiction: Science fiction forum held in Changchun

The Blue Planet Forum for Science Fiction and Film is held in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin province on Sept 2. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

With the theme of "Cross, Connect and Create", the forum was part of the 14th Changchun Film Festival that is currently in full swing in the provincial capital, which will run until Sept 8.

Filmmakers, science fiction writers, scientists and science fiction lovers from home and abroad gathered for an open-minded dialogue between the scientific community and the film industry.

Science vs science fiction: Science fiction forum held in Changchun

Filmmakers, science fiction writers, scientists and science fiction lovers from home and abroad attend the forum. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

"Art comes from life and goes beyond life; science fiction comes from science and goes beyond science," said Zhang Shuangnan, chief scientist of the HXMT program at the Institute of High Energy Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Liu Wei, human-computer interaction professor from Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications, suggests that scientists should take part in the production of science fiction films. "Science fiction is science plus arts; a science fiction film separated from science is like a house without foundation," he said.

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