Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities

An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds

Redesigning the Human

Monday 7th November 2016, 2-4pm, LHRI

Professor Tony Prescott and Dr. Michael Szollosy (Sheffield)

Dr Andrew Cook (Dundee)

From clothes, piercings and tattoos to implanted devices and prosthetic limbs, bodily augmentations shape not only our sense of ourselves as individuals, but our conception of what it means to be human. This seminar will explore the way new developments in robotics and artificial intelligence are changing perceptions and experiences of disability and the posthuman body. Led by Professor Tony Prescott and Dr. Michael Szollosy of Sheffield Robotics and Dr Andrew Cook of Dundee, we will ask how disability-related design is moving beyond notions of rehabilitation, imitation and repair, and challenging conventional understandings of the relationship between the human body and its technological extensions.

This seminar is part of our Augmenting the Body series

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