22 April - 19 May

Dream & Dare Pavilion

10.00 - 19.30 hrs

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Mon 9, Tue 10, Wed 11 May

The big short

20.00 – 22.10 hrs

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Wednesday 11 May

Inequality: a matter of perspective

12.40 – 13.35 hrs

dr. Robert Inklaar
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Thursday 12 May

Cha(n)nel No. 3

20.00 hrs

OIJ, Ares & Taymir
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Thursday May 19

So What’s Next? Downtown: Chassol

20.30 hrs

Chassol
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Mon 23, Tue 24, Wed 25
May

Spotlight

20.00 – 22.10 hrs

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Wednesday 25 May

Putting the sun in a box

12.40 – 13.35 hrs

Dr. Thomas Morgan
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Wednesday 25 May

The XX Network: Women in science and technology

16.00-18.00 hours

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Thursday May 26

Pecha Kucha Eindhoven vol. 21

20.20 hrs

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Wednesday 1 June

Apple vs. FBI

12.40 – 13.35 hrs

Prof.mr.dr. Jan Smits
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Thursday June 2

Plugged Music festival

16.00 – 0.00 hrs

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Mon 6, Tue 7, Wed 8 June

Deadpool

20.00 – 21.45 hrs

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Wednesday 23 May
11.45-13.00 hrs

Human enhancement technologies

Speaker: Prof. dr. Ruud ter Meulen

Location: Blauwe Zaal Auditorium

Biotechnologies are generally developed to heal people from severe diseases . However, many of these technologies have the potential to be used beyond the frame of therapy as a way to improve or enhance normal human capacities. Biotechnologies can help to make people think better, to improve their memory and perception, to feel happier, to improve physical skills in sports, music, dance, or to extend the normal human life-span. In view of the potential of biotechnologies (and other technologies like nanotechnologies and information technologies) to change our capacities, there is an ethical debate whether such an enhancement may alter our sense of self, our human nature and our relation with other life forms. Moreover, there is a concern about the impact of these technologies on our society and the position of vulnerable groups. Is enhancement a good thing in itself or will it expose our human nature, our personal life and our society to irreversible damage? Professor Ruud ter Meulen (Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol ) addresses some of these questions, particularly those concerning the moral value of enhancement.