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Costumed Visions

12 November, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is an online event.

Superheroes are everywhere today, and they show no sign of slowing down. The things we watch and read shape how we feel about the human body and what it might become in ways we might not even notice, with idealised shapes and new ‘transhuman’ abilities becoming more and more unremarkable. Or are they? Once we start to think about superhero abilities being real, do we always think as positively about them as when they’re just an (amazing) fantasy?

Join us for an online evening of discussion with experts in examining what these interactions with technology with society tell us about our attitudes to the body, ability, disability, and identity. We will look at how these new kinds of body are represented across comics and films, challenge some preconceptions, and answer your questions about the future of the body.

Pre-reading and viewing ideas will be provided before the event.

This event is part of the series ‘Visualising Bodies’, organised by the University of Edinburgh.

In partnership with

ScotSci

Contact email address

cbss@ed.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Details

Date:
12 November, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/117654490749

Venue

Online: University of Edinburgh
Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3YY United Kingdom
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Please contact the organiser directly for more information
Website:
https://www.ed.ac.uk/usher/biomedicine-self-society

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Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Visualising Bodies
Contact email address
cbss@ed.ac.uk
Event partners
ScotSci
Region
Scotland
City/town
Edinburgh
Accessibility information
Please contact the organiser directly for more information
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