FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement
A panel of scholars discussed the future of assistive technologies, following a screening of FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement (13).
Scholars working in the fields of disability studies, communication and culture, gender studies, and rehabilitation joined Higher Learning audiences to offer further insight into the current state of assistive technology, including the politics of development and access. FIXED reconsiders what it means to be “normal” by exploring the social impact of human augmentation and the implications of enhancement. The film also presents a variety of adaptive technologies and engineering techniques currently in development.
Panelists included: Milos Popovic of the University of Toronto Rehabilitation Institute; Kelly Fritsch of the University of Toronto Women & Gender Institute; and Christian Martius of the Communication & Culture Department at York University. The panel was moderated by Esther Ignagni of the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University.
This Higher Learning event was co-presented with Ryerson University’s School of Disability Studies with support from Tangled Arts + Disability, and was held on December 3, 2015 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.