Alex Garland’s visually stunning science fiction masterpiece blurs the boundaries between human and artificial intelligence and asks what moral responsibilities we assume once we build sentient machines. Winner of Best British Independent Film at the British Independent Film Awards and Best Visual Effects at the Oscars, Ex Machina is one of the most memorable science fiction films of the last decade.
Panel session – begins at 6pm
Dystopias Today: Imagining Our Virtual Futures in a Post-Orwellian World
The acclaimed dystopian novelists Louise Welsh and Martin Goodman join Gregory Claeys, perhaps the world’s foremost authority on utopian and dystopian fiction, in a Q&A discussion of contemporary dystopias. How has the literary tradition inherited from George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four been updated to account for the digital age, and how can it help us to predict the futures we wish to avoid?
University of Hull
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