The Singularity Film by Doug Wolens

Date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2013 -
18:30 to 22:00
Location: 
OCAD University Auditorium

Ultimately, if we become more machine-like, and machines more like us, will we sacrifice our humanity to gain something greater? Or will we engineer our own demise? Directed by Doug Wolens, The Singularity is a comprehensive and insightful documentary that asks the question: what kind of humans do we want to become? The 'singularity' is defined as the point in time when computer intelligence exceeds human intelligence. This notion of superhuman machines has long served as fodder for tales of science fiction. Yet most scientific leaders argue that these changes are inevitable, based on the accelerating rate of technological progress.

Subtle Technologies Festival, in collaboration with sLab, presents

  • Lecture by Randal A. Koene entitled Neural Interfaces, Neuroprostheses and Whole Brain Emulation
  • Screening of The Singularity, feature documentary by Doug Wolens
  • Panel Discussion with filmmaker Doug Wolens, Randal A. Koene and Trevor Haldenby. Moderated by Greg Van Alstyne

This year Subtle Technologies festival explores the art and science of Immortality. Through presentations, panels, a workshop, exhibition and screening, Subtle Tech investigates ways in which artists explore archiving memories; scientific techniques for bringing extinct animals back to life; our search for extending youth; ancient landscape as sonic memory; vampires in pop culture and much more

The Singularity: Will We Survice Our Technology? A documentary by Doug Wolens