Past Event: Computer Fright Night: Mary Shelley Halloween Lecture

Date: Monday 31st October 2016

Time: 7pm

Are digital monsters real? A Public Lecture on the themes of technology, society, utopias and dystopias.

Mary Shelley was, perhaps one of the first modern science fiction writers. She lived in an “Age of Wonder” between the Enlightenment and Modernity, yet her life was touched by tragedy and death. Technology brought hope for a better life, but unimaginable horrors and disappointments. Shelley’s monsters are alive today, and more frightening than ever. They have become small, invisible and convinced us they are our friends, but tonight we shall meet the ghosts in the machines in all of our pockets.

Will robot zombies take over the world? Why do we create monsters? Smartphone, friend or foe? Who is listening? Should we be scared of hackers? Come along and find out in this special event as part of the first Shelley Frankenstein Festival!

Speakers will include Computer Scientist Dr. Andy Farnell, psychotherapist K.E Brown and security engineer L. Cowley.

Location: Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Ave, Boscombe. Map.

Cost: £5

How to book: BOOK  ONLINE HERE or call the box office on 01202 413600.

Access to the venue: Full access for wheelchair users. Please mention when booking. Free parking to the front and rear in designated car parks. Bar open from 6pm. The venue does not have a hearing induction loop. Speakers will be using a microphone.

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