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There is a growing buzz around the potential for science and technology to create significant "human enhancement" applications, such as bionic limbs, improved memory or cognition, or the ability to choose specific characteristics for our offspring. The possibilities stir the imagination and excitement of many, while for others the rhetoric and current research into human enhancement signals alarms of a new eugenics. And yet, for most non-scientists, this sounds like the realm of science fiction, a world awash in mystery and misunderstanding.
Featuring disability studies scholar Dominika Bednarska; disability justice educator Patty Berne; exoskeleton test pilot Fernanda Castelo; bionics engineer Hugh Herr; NPR radio host John Hockenberry; biochemist and ability studies scholar Gregor Wolbring; robot scientist Rodney Brooks; futurist Jamais Cascio; bioethicist and policy advocate Marcy Darnovsky; brain-computer interface study participant Tim Hemmes; philosophy professor Cressida Heyes; transhumanist James Hughes; reproductive rights advocate Sujatha Jesudason; disability lawyer Silvia Yee.
With cameo performances by some of the world’s leading integrated dance companies, featuring disabled and non-disabled dancers and artists, including the Anjali Dance Company, Antoine Hunter (of Sins Invalid and Urban Jazz Dance Company), AXIS, Candoco, Dancing Wheels, GIMP, Kounterclockwise, Lisa Bufano, Marc Brew, Remix Dance Company, and Sue Austin/Freewheeling.
Through a dynamic mix of verité, dance, archival and interview footage, Fixed challenges notions of normal, the body and what it means fundamentally to be human in the 21st century.
Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement is an essential teaching and research tool for:
* Science & Technology Studies* Disability Studies* Sociology/ American Studies/ Community Studies* Anthropology/ Medical Humanities* Law / Legal studies/ Medical Ethics/ Bioethics* Gender/ Feminist Studies* Psychology/ Counseling Programs* History (Eugenics in the U.S.)* Social Welfare/ Social Work* Bioengineering/ Genetics/ Neuroscience* Engineering / Biomechatronics* Public Health / Public Policy* Environmental & Urban design / Architecture* Medical schools / Prosthetic, Orthotic, Physical therapy & Rehabilitation programs* Dance/Performance studies
Key concepts include: ableism; access; adaptive technology; bio-engineering; bioethics; biomechatronics; bionics; brain-machine interfaces; differing frameworks of understanding disability; disability arts and culture; emerging human enhancement technologies; exoskeletons; eugenics; genetics; health; humans 2.0; innovation; neuro-enhancement; performance enhancing drugs / smart drugs; prenatal screening; science; technology; transhumanism and more.
Special features includes: Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English descriptive subtitles; closed captions in English; three audio options: 5.1 surround sound; stereo; and stereo sound. DVDs only have audio description.
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