In the last four decades Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 has been dissected in books and theses from every conceivable angle. Until humanity actually encounters extraterrestrial intelligence, his movie will draw attention to this most tantalizing subject. However, what is often overlooked in all of these critical studies is the almost flawless scientific façade constructed by Kubrick, Clarke, Ordway, Lange and the hundreds of engineers and scientists who contributed to the production. Author and engineer Adam Johnson has spent years accumulating information, believed to have been long since destroyed, to create a detailed and unprecedented analysis of the technology envisioned in Kubrick’s masterpiece. From British designers and model-makers to Soviet astronomers, from Canadian special effects wizards to German artists, from American spacecraft engineers and artificial intelligence scholars to French stylists, this is the Lost Science of 2001.
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|Adam Johnson is an aerospace engineer and adjunct advisor for the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. He has the envious job of curating the Frederick I. Ordway III Collection, home to the research and behind-the-scenes material amassed by Ordway, science advisor to 2001 A Space Odyssey. In late May 2012, Adam will be presenting a talk on “The Science and Technology of 2001: A Space Odyssey” at Wonderfest with a slideshow of images, 90% of which have never been published, including blueprints, model photos, and much more. You may recognize Adam from his AJA Models, producer of some of the best 2001 resin kits ever!|