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Film Screening - FIXED: The Science / Fiction of Human Enhancement

March 7, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Atrium of Thomas F. Peterson Building

Everyone is welcome to attend but please RSVP by email to ensure adequate chairs and popcorn.

Camera As Witness, Stanford Arts, and the Mechanical Engineering Design Group present:

FIXED: The Science / Fiction of Human Enhancement: From bionic limbs and neural implants to prenatal screening, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body. Through the perspectives of five people with disabilities - a scientist, journalist, community organizer, bionics engineer, and exoskeleton test pilot - FIXED takes a close look at the drive to be "better than human" and the radical technological innovations that may take us there. Through a dynamic mix of verité, dance, archival, and interview footage, including cameos by some of the world's leading integrated dance troupes and disabled artists (AXIS, Candoco, GIMP, Lisa Bufano, Sue Austin, and more), FIXED challenges notions of normal, the body, and what it means fundamentally to be human in the 21st century.

(Subsequent to viewing this 61 minute film, The Odd Couple: A Story of Two Triathletes [15 minutes] will be screened.)

Event Sponsor: 
Camera As Witness, Stanford Arts, and the Mechanical Engineering Design Group
Contact Email: 
davejaffe@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
Dave Jaffe - 650/892-4464