As bonus to the BIO·FICTION Science Art Film Festival (September 23-24, 2019), a joint Leonardo LASER of the Center of Public Health, Medical University of Vienna and Biofaction Vienna will be staged.
Emerging neurotechnologies (NT) allow for technological modifications of the body in which technology replaces or augments bodily functions by means of surgical interventions (implants, prostheses), the use of technologies which modify the body without such interventions (non-invasive neurostimulation technologies), and the coupling of humans and artefacts via brain-machine interface technology. These current and future NT applications open up philosophical questions about the embodiment and agency as core concepts regarding mechanised corporeality, but also about the overall social and cultural significance of NTs and of broader visions of the future of the human body. We also want to learn from actual end users of NT how they perceive their environment. Finally we shed a light on how artists and designers reflect and speculate about the possibilities and implications of NT.
To make sure you have a seat either for the festival screenings or for the LASER talk, please send an email to registration(at)bio-fiction.com and let the organizers know when you would like to join the event.