Manchester Art Gallery

The Imitation Game Roundtable

Manchester Art Gallery
Thursday 2 June 2016, 4pm–5.30pm


Presented in collaboration with CIDRAL (the University of Manchester)

Thursday 2nd June 2016

Followed by a screening of the film Teknolust (starring Tilda Swinton, Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson, 2002, 82 mins), introduced by Jackie Stacey at 6pm.
All events in the Lecture Theatre

Free, all welcome. No booking required.

Panelists for the roundtable discussion include: Professor Lucy Suchman (University of Lancaster); Dr Simon Parry (University of Manchester); Christina Runge (Gob Squad arts collective); Chair: Professor Jackie Stacey (University of Manchester).

Lucy Suchman is Professor of Anthropology of Science and Technology at Lancaster University. Her research focuses on critical analysis of projects in the design of humanlike machines, from homecare robots to remotely-controlled weapon systems.

Simon Parry is Lecturer in Drama and Arts Management at the University of Manchester. He is currently researching how contemporary performance engages with scientific research.

Christina Runge is a producer and dramaturg based in Berlin. She regularly works with the British-German arts collective Gob Squad.

Jackie Stacey is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Manchester and is interested in connections between histories of science and technology and the cinema. She is currently working on a new project on Tilda Swinton.