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Tuesday, December 9 , 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

Please join us for the FREE screening of this award-winning documentary film exploring the social impact of human augmentation. What does “disabled” mean when a man with no legs can run faster than most people in the
world? With prenatal screening able to predict hundreds of probable conditions, who should determine what
kind of people get to be born? Are we devoting too many resources to enhancement technology when so many
people with disabilities aren’t getting adequate equipment or health services right now?

This documentary features individuals with disabilities, athletes, scientists and disability activists, and includes
interviews with exoskeleton test pilot Fernanda Castelo, journalist and radio host John Hockenberry, and brain-computer interface study participant Tim Hemmes—all of whom have spinal cord injuries.

The one-hour film will be followed by a discussion moderated by UW neuroethics professor Sara Goering. Please join us for this thought-provoking and timely documentary. Refreshments, too! Learn more about the film and watch the trailer at http://www.fixedthemovie.com/.

Click here for the printable flyer.


South Campus Center (SCC) Room 316
University of Washington
1601 NE Columbia Rd
Seattle, WA 98195
[Click here for directions]

FREE PARKING: Pay cash ($5) at the gate house before you enter the S1 garage and we will give you a coupon for a full refund when you exit the garage. (Refund available at the gate house until 9:00 pm.) Parking reimbursement is made possible by a generous donation from Ernie Franz.

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