Science Study Break - Gattaca


Science Study Break - Gattaca

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Title: Science Study Break - Gattaca
Author: Reichler, Stuart
Description: With a full house in attendance, Dr. Stuart Reichler (Plant Biology) used scenes from the 1997 science fiction movie Gattaca as a springboard for discussing issues of nature vs. nurture, biometrics, and security, and the human need to classify and categorize other humans. Reichler and audience members also reflected on the technology in the story in light of recent developments in embryology.About Science Study Break: Pop culture and the academy collide as Science Study Break features researchers from The University of Texas at Austin discussing the science reality in books, television and film. Past presentations have examined bioterrorism and its treatment in the Fox thriller “24,” artificial intelligence gone wild in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the comic realities of Spider-Man and epidemiological models for the proliferation of zombies. Science Study Break takes place twice each semester.
Department: UT Libraries
Subject: Science study break Gattaca nature vs nuture biometrics science fiction
Date: 2008-10-29

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