Human Limits Symposium
Friday 28 September 19.00-21.30 and Saturday 29 September 10.30-17.00
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
The onset of the industrial revolution and the technological advances that followed it have stretched our limits more than ever before. We’ve taken to the skies, to outer space and to the depths of the ocean. But what do these new-found environments mean for our bodies and minds? Why do humans always want to stretch their capabilities? How have we imagined the future in the past, and what possibilities might be opened up in the future? How are these possibilities represented in science fiction?
This symposium will examine our relationship with technology and how it stretches our ability to perform in the world. From the influence of the light bulb on our working patterns to space missions and the impact they have had on our physiology, the event will also look forward to what our relationship with technology might be like in the future.
The full price of admission is £30 (£25 concessions for both days, including drinks on Friday evening and lunch, tea and coffee on Saturday). The full program for Friday 28 September and the full program for Saturday 29 September are now both available on the event’s official website. Details regarding the Superhuman exhibition event are available here.
To book a spot at the event, please call +44 (0)20 7611 2222.