Girl in the Machine - Science Talks

Girl in the Machine - Science Talks

The world premiere of Girl in the Machine is presented by Traverse Theatre Company as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017 and in partnership with the University of Edinburgh.

Presenting a disturbing but compassionate take on our potential digital future, and what it might mean for 'life' as we know it, Girl in the Machine is a timely exploration of technology in a world that's falling apart.

If you wish to further explore the science and technology issues raised in the piece, check these lecutres and discussions, or visit Edinburgh International Science Festival's website for more.

A Death Online
Fri 7 Apr, 5.30pm  
Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall 

Join BBC presenter and social psychologist Dr Aleks Krotoski, Prof Wendy Moncur, Chair of Digital Living at the University of Dundee, and psychologist Dr Elaine Kasket to discuss the technical, psychological and legal issues we now face in death due to our lives being increasingly lived online. Tickets here

The Right to be Forgotten
Sat 8 Apr, 3pm
Main Hall, Summerhall

Join a panel including digital memory specialist  Prof Andrew Hoskins and  Prof George Brock author of  The Right To Be Forgotten: Privacy and Media in the Digital Age for an exploration of the legal, technical and personal issues and a special guest appearance from someone with a good reason for wanting to be forgotten.  Tickets here 

Wired Nature
Sun 16 Apr, 12.30pm
Auditorium,  National Museum of Scotland  

Join digital wellbeing expert  Sue Thomas  and Creative Director at Mindfulness Everywhere Rohan Gunatillake  as we investigate the research and ideas behind the effects of technology and nature on our health. We will look at the effects of wired nature on our brains, study the benefits of a natural world experienced in digital form and find out how we deal with an overload of information.  Tickets here

Post-show discussions (free for show ticket holders) 

Tue 11 Apr
With the cast and the creative team

Thu 13 Apr
With leading academics and scientists focusing on the
themes within Girl in the Machine

 

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