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Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.

What makes us human ?

10/21/2012 >  16:00 - 18:00
McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince Street (between Lafayette & Mulberry Streets)
NY 10012

Discussion. Co-presented by McNally Jackson Bookstore and Time Out New York


Machines surpassing man is one of science fiction’s major concerns. But what if humans become the robots? With the major push for robotics, bionic and nano-technology research, engineers and doctors cannot only restore our lost functions or limbs but can also enhance our body capabilities. How do these powerful practices challenge our collective identity? Are cyborgs less or more human than us? Philosopher Thierry Hoquet will discuss with an American scientist these technical and ethical questions, and try to rethink the fundamental dualisms such as natural/artificial, normal/ pathological, human/non-human.

With: Thierry Hoquet

Hosted by Amanda Angel, Editor "This week in New York" for Time Out New York