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Utopia or dystopia? New technologies, medicine and society

Public event   22.02.2011






Dr Christine Hauskeller (Egenis)

Dr Oonagh Corrigan (University of Plymouth)

Chair: Prof Steve Hughes (Egenis)

Organised by

Egenis and the Exeter Picturehouse


Exeter Picturehouse Cinema, Bartholomew Street West, Exeter

Event details

The film Never Let Me Go, starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield, is based on Kazuo Ishiguro's internationally acclaimed novel of the same name. Following the 6.00pm screening on Tuesday, 22 February, there will be an open discussion, inspired by the film, about the shaping of social ends by technological means. Dr Christine Hauskeller, deputy director of Egenis, and Dr Oonagh Corrigan of the University of Plymouth and Peninisula College of Medicine, will lead the debate on 'Utopia or dystopia? New technologies, medicine and society'. Chair Prof Steve Hughes, co-director of Egenis, will ask the audience to reflect on the issues raised by Never Let Me Go and to discuss to what extent technology shapes society, rather than the other way around.

The Picturehouse admission charge for this screening is £7 (£6 concessions, £5 members).

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