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Friday January 30, 2015

4:45 – 7:30pm

McClelland Park
University of Arizona Campus
650 N Park Ave., Room 105
Tucson, AZ 85719
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Join us for a very thought provoking film, including a reception and a panel discussion, sponsored by University of Arizona’s Sonoran UCEDD, Frances McClelland Institute and Disability Resource Center.

From bionic limbs and neural implants to prenatal screening, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body. FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement takes a close look at the drive to be “better than human” and the radical technological innovations that may take us there.

What does “disabled” mean when a man with no legs can run faster than most people in the world?

What does “normal” mean when cosmetic surgery procedures have risen over 450% percent in the last fifteen years and increasing numbers of people turn to “smart drugs” every day to get ahead at school or work? With prenatal screening able to predict hundreds of probable conditions, who should determine what kind of people get to be born? If you could augment your body’s abilities in any way imaginable, would you?

Please RSVP to this event by emailing Sacha Cueto at sachac@email.arizona.edu or by phone at 520-626-0442