Reel Deal - Ex Machina
Academy Award, Best Original Screenplay, 2016
“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.