Blade Runner

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Days of Future / Past

Adapted from Philip K Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Harrison Ford excels as the world weary detective Rick Deckard hunting down mutinous, murderous replicants in an oppressive futuristic cosmopolis.

Join us in 2019 – the year Blade Runner is originally set – to explore the themes of artificial intelligence, robotics and humanity which underpin the film, and which are starting to move from science fiction to science fact.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the ethics of Robotics and A.I.

Alex Smith
Dr. Alex Smith is a Research Associate at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), currently working under the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR). His background is in control theory, particularly biomimetic motor control for human-robot interaction. He is a member of the Embodied Cognition for Human-Robot Interaction (ECHOS) research group at the BRL.

Katie Winkle
Based at Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL), Katie’s work focuses on the applications of social robots in positive settings such as physical therapy. Her published work has covered aspects such as the impact of emotional portrayal through robot voice and motion.

Dr Kate Devlin
Kate is Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence, King’s College London. Coming from an Arts and Humanities background, Kate’s work investigates how people interact with and react to technology, to understand how emerging and future technologies will affect us and the society in which we live. Her recent research has focused on cognition, sexuality and intimacy and how these might be incorporated into cognitive systems. This formed the topic of her new book, Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots (Bloomsbury, 2018).

Screening as part of Days of Future / Past – a series of events and screenings aiming to explore the impact and consequence of popular science fiction ideas in today’s world.

Screening from a new 4K transfer

BBFC rating
15
Year
1982/2007
Running time
117 mins
Country
USA
Format
DCP
Director
Ridley Scott
Cast
Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

Book tickets

April 23rd

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