Imagine: It is the year 2030. The weather is catastrophic. The university has been interiorized. New drugs are being tested. Students and faculty are research subjects. Surveillance is pervasive.
SPECFLIC 1.9 embraces the limitless human potential made possible through computer-enabled global network connectivity, even as it considers the cultural impact of new levels of control made possible through these very networks and protocols. The film asks viewers to tease out the threads of their own present storylines to better imagine and therefore shape our shared future. The screening will be followed by a Q+A with Adriene.
This event is held in conjunction with an Institute for Humanities Research Faculty Seminar entitled “Technology, Agency and Complicity: SPECFLIC 1.9” on Friday, September 13. For more information about the seminar, click here.