Exhibit is on display from August 30 through December 10, 2016
No work of literature has done more to shape the way people imagine science and its moral consequences than Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley’s enduring tale of creation and responsibility. The novel’s themes and tropes continue to resonate with contemporary audiences, influencing the way we confront emerging technologies, conceptualize the process of scientific research, and consider the ethical relationships between creators and their creations.
Two hundred years after Mary Shelley imagined the story that would become Frankenstein, ASU’s Frankenstein Bicentennial Project and the ASU Libraries have created an interdisciplinary installation that contextualizes the conditions of the original tale while exploring its continued importance in our technological age. Featuring work by ASU faculty and students, this exhibition includes a variety of physical and digital artifacts, original art projects, and interactive elements that examine Frankenstein’s colossal scientific, technological, cultural and social impacts.
Admission to the exhibit is free of charge. Visit the ASU Libraries website for more information about location and hours.
For more information, contact Bob Beard at the Center for Science and the Imagination.