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Seeking Perfection?

20 Oct 2010

Free public event exploring enhancement on 26 October

There is amazing potential to improve our memory, strength and beauty, but do we want to be super-humans? Hear from experts about new technology that could improve our brains and bodies. Discuss how far you would go and whether any boundaries should be set. Are too many people seeking perfection? Come along and contribute your views.

Speakers:

  • Professor Andy Miah, expert on ethics & emerging technologies
  • Dr Mark Gasson, expert on using electronic implants in the body
  • Dr David James, expert on technologies used in sport
  • Chaired by Dr Sarah Chan from The Institute of Science, Ethics and Innovation, The University of Manchester

A vibrant team of young people have been working with scientists, artists and ethicists to explore the topic of human enhancement. They have devised science-inspired performances that will get you thinking about how you might want your brain and body improved in the future. You will have the chance to see these performances on the night. You can also see them perform at Manchester Arndale Centre on 28 October.

Date and time

  • Tue 26 October, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Venue

  • Zion Arts Centre, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5ZA.

Audience

  • Adults and teenagers

Price

  • Free - booking required

How to book

This event is part of a project organised by: Manchester Science Festival, Nowgen, Contact Theatre and University of Manchester. The project is funded by The Wellcome Trust and we thank them for their support.