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Title Fixed : the science/fiction of human enhancement / a Making Change Media production ; produced & directed by Regan Pretlow Brashear ; co-producer, Jamie LeJeune.
Imprint [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.

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Subject Rehabilitation technology.
People with disabilities -- Rehabilitation -- Technological innovations.
Biomedical engineering.
Biotechnology.
Genetic engineering.
Self-help devices for people with disabilities.
Medical innovations.
Disabled Persons -- rehabilitation.
Biomedical Engineering.
Genetic Enhancement.
Inventions.
Prostheses and Implants.
Self-Help Devices.
Alt Name Brashear, Regan Pretlow,
LeJeune, Jamie,
Hockenberry, John,
Castelo, Fernanda,
Herr, Hugh,
Cascio, Jamais,
Brooks, Rodney Allen,
Wolbring, Gregor,
Heyes, Cressida J.,
Berne, Patty,
Hughes, James (James H.),
Jesudason, Sujatha,
Darnovsky, Marcy,
Yee, Silvia,
Bednarska, Dominika,
Hemmes, Tim,
Kenworthy, Duncan (Cinematographer),
Marchetti, Florencia,
Petschek, Bruce,
Peterson, Josh, 1969-
Brierley, Chris (Musician),
Making Change Media,
New Day Films,
Kanopy (Firm)
Add Title Science/fiction of human enhancement
Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 61 min.) : digital, sound, color
Note Closed-captioned.
In English with optional English captions.
Performer Interviewees: disability studies scholar Dominika Bednarska; disability justice educator Patty Berne; exoskeleton test pilot Fernanda Castelo; bionics engineer Hugh Herr; NPR radio host John Hockenberry; biochemist and ability studies scholar Gregor Wolbring; robot scientist Rodney Brooks; futurist Jamais Cascio; bioethicist and policy advocate Marcy Darnovsky; brain-computer interface study participant Tim Hemmes; philosophy professor Cressida Heyes; transhumanist James Hughes; reproductive rights advocate Sujatha Jesudason; disability lawyer Silvia Yee.
Credits Camera, Duncan Kenworthy, Jamie LeJeune, Florencia Marchetti, Bruce Petschek ; editors, Regan Brashear, Josh Peterson ; original music by Chris Brierley.
Note Originally produced in 2013.
Summary There is a growing buzz around the potential for science and technology to create significant "human enhancement" applications, such as bionic limbs, improved memory or cognition, or the ability to choose specific characteristics for our offspring. The possibilities stir the imagination and excitement of many, while for others the rhetoric and current research into human enhancement signals alarms of a new eugenics. And yet, for most non-scientists, this sounds like the realm of science fiction, a world awash in mystery and misunderstanding. With cameo performances by some of the world's leading integrated dance companies, featuring disabled and non-disabled dancers and artists, including the Anjali Dance Company, Antoine Hunter (of Sins Invalid and Urban Jazz Dance Company), AXIS, Candoco, Dancing Wheels, GIMP, Kounterclockwise, Lisa Bufano, Marc Brew, Remix Dance Company, and Sue Austin/Freewheeling. Through a dynamic mix of verite, dance, archival and interview footage, Fixed challenges notions of normal, the body and what it means fundamentally to be human in the 21st century.
Contents Human-machine collaborations -- Should humans strive for perfection? -- If you were normal... -- Crawling is in -- Machine beauty -- Cognitive enhancement -- Transhumanism -- Priorities -- Homo fabricus/tool makers -- Histories of elimination -- Leaving the island of normal -- Another human experience.
Awards Official Selection - Docutah 2013: Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival; Official Selection - UNAFF 2013: International Documentary Film Festival.
Publisher # 1144970 Kanopy
OCLC # 914226807



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