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Picturing the future

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Science  02 Feb 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6375, pp. 526
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar6193

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Summary

Directed by Brett Ryan Bonowicz (The Perfect 46, 2014), Closer Than We Think is an eponymous documentary about a mid–20th-century comic strip and its creator, Arthur Radebaugh. The film provides important insight into what made the comic a foundation for other popular science fiction endeavors. More important, however, it shows how the strip directly encouraged nascent engineers and scientists to actualize the future described therein.