The New Age: Exploring Creative Tensions Surrounding the Manhattan Project

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2014-04-15
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Bellegante, Annamarie
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What would a conversation be like with people who changed the course of history and scientific discovery? This original play, The New Age, attempts to explore that very question by delving into the events and people surrounding the Manhattan Project. The purpose of this play is not to provide answers; rather, it offers even more questions inspired by this morally ambiguous time in history. Because of Ames Laboratory's involvement with the Manhattan Project, The New Age has a special relationship with and relevance to the Iowa State community. A product of research, collaboration, and creative expression, The New Age presents thought-provoking themes such as the tension between knowledge and experience, invention and ethics, and how today we must cope with the consequences imposed by those who came before us.

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