Part of the Cyber-Insecurity series.
We've all heard of Terminator, Blade Runner, and other science fiction about cyborgs. But how far is reality from fiction? Can scientists transform humans into machine-like creatures — stronger, smarter, and who knows, even immortal? Join us for a unique conversation between a leading neuroscientist, a humanist, and a physicist about our transhumanist future.
Reception with light bites, cash bar (21+), and opportunity for intimate dialogue between audience and speakers after the formal program.
Adults 18+ Only.
Funded by the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement (ICE) at Dartmouth College through generous support provided by the John Templeton Foundation. Free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.
This program is presented as part of a citywide partnership of arts and educational institutions organized to recognize the outsized role greater Boston has played in the history and development of technology. The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston initiated this partnership to link concurrent exhibitions and programs related to the themes of the ICA exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today. Information on all the exhibitions and programs can be found at aiai.icaboston.org.
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Recommended for: Visitors 18 years of age and older
Leader of the Synthetic Neurobiology Group and Associate Professor in the Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute for Brain Research
© Rich Gilligan
Journalist and Author of To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death
© Dartmouth College
Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy, professor of physics and astronomy, and director of the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement at Dartmouth College.
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