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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Reel Deal - Ex Machina

Academy Award, Best Original Screenplay, 2016

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Computers have begun to speak, listen and see as well as sprout legs, wings and wheels to move unfettered into the world.” --Q Hardy, NYT

Stylish, elegant, tense, cerebral, satirical and creepy. Garland’s directorial debut is his best work yet, while Vikander’s bold performance will short your circuits.“ --Rolling Stone

Ex Machina is memorable and downright challenging, full of sharp performances that blur the lines between humanity and programming.” Variety

The perfect 21st-century female looks like a million bucks though costs a great deal more.” --NYTimes

Sunday, November 20, 2016
1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Bloomfield Township Library
1099 Lone Pine Road
(corner of Telegraph & Lone Pine Road)

Cinematic Perspective: Julian Beyonce, M.A., Instructor, Oakland Community College, Humanities, Communication

Psychoanalytic Perspective: Loretta Polish, Ph.D., Psychologist

Philosophical Perspective: Bruce Russell, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy, Wayne State University

Practice Gap: Psychoanalysis has yet to explore the influence of artificial intelligence and computational objects on human subjective experience.

Upon completion of this activity:

  • Participants will be able to understand and discuss how artificial intelligence provokes reflection on such issues as the definition of aliveness and the role of thought and feeling in defining human uniqueness.
  • Participants will be able to discuss the human meaning of the connection between people and artifacts programmed with artificial intelligence.