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The Second Annual Bioethics Film Festival | 2017 – Almost Human?
April 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - April 6, 2017 @ 10:00 pmFree
Please join the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy for:
The Second Annual Bioethics Film Festival | 2017
Tuesday, April 4th, Screening of Avatar
with Jonathan Moreno in conversation with special guest, Scott Ross
Wednesday, April 5th, Screening of Her
with panelists Anne Barnhill, Christopher Donovan, and Andrew Light
Thursday, April 6th, Screening of Ex Machina
with panelists Lance Wahlert and Beth Linker
5:30 pm, Reception | 6:00 pm, Discussion and Screening
International House Philadelphia’s Ibrahim Theater
3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
The theme of this year’s festival is “Almost Human?” The questions “What is a Human?” and “What is a Person?” are central both to the study of bioethics and to creative projects in the arts.
This year’s films are Avatar (2009), Her (2013), and Ex Machina (2015). Each is a distinctive exploration of our theme. Can “actors” created by computer graphics give us a “human” feeling? Can a computer operating system be a person? Is an android that approximates human appearance something with whom we can have an intimate relationship?
We’re especially pleased that Scott Ross, a film executive who was formerly general manager of Industrial Light and Magic, and co-founder & CEO of Digital Domain, will join us on April 4th to discuss the evolution of computer generated imagery (CGI) and Avatar.
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