Dr. Barry Vacker visits Arcosanti for a week and gave a multimedia presentation on Wednesday evening. The presentation introduced his new book “The End of the World – Again” – Why the Apocalypse Meme Replicates in Media, Science and Culture.

[photos by Chihiro Saito]

Barry Vacker teaches media and cultural theory at Temple University in Philadelphia where he is an Associate Professor and the Faculty Teaching Mentor in the School of Communication and Theater.

He participated in the 2011exhibition “Before and After Utopia: Images of Urban Abandonment, Absence and Aspiration” at the Open Lens Gallery at the Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA. His essay “The Utopian Moment, Now?”, which included a section about Arcosanti, accompanied the display of photographs by several photographers.

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