The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement


Monday, February 10, 2020, 5:00pm to 6:00pm


Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Centre, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

From Botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more upgradable than ever. But how much can we alter and still be human? What do we gain or lose in the process?

The award-winning documentary Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement explores the social impact of human biotechnologies. Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks “disability” and “normalcy” by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever.

Join us for a discussion about the ethics of gene editing and disability.

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  • Lydia X. Z. Brown, Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Joseph A. Stramondo, San Diego State University
  • Michael Ashley Stein, Harvard Law School

This event is free. Registration is required. We welcome students (of all levels and institutions) to attend our events.