Walls and Bridges
Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.
What makes us human ?
52 Prince Street (between Lafayette & Mulberry Streets)
Machines surpassing man is one of science fiction’s major concerns. But what if humans become the robots? With the major push for robotics, bionic and nano-technology research, engineers and doctors cannot only restore our lost functions or limbs but can also enhance our body capabilities. How do these powerful practices challenge our collective identity? Are cyborgs less or more human than us? Philosopher Thierry Hoquet will discuss with an American scientist these technical and ethical questions, and try to rethink the fundamental dualisms such as natural/artificial, normal/ pathological, human/non-human.
With: Thierry Hoquet
Hosted by Amanda Angel, Editor "This week in New York" for Time Out New York