Mon 19, Tue 20, Wed 21
January

Clouds of Sils Maria

20.00 - 22.00 hours

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Mon 26, Tue 27, Wed 28
January

Maps to the stars

20.00 – 21.50 hours

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Mon 2, Tue 3, Wed 4
February

Interstellar

20.00 – 22.00 hours

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Tuesday 24 February, 3,
10, 17 March

Painting

20.00 – 22.15 hours

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Tuesday 24 February

What do you believe?

20.00 – 21.30 hrs

Ertan Isik, Joost van Di
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Monday 9 en 16 March

Street Art

19.15 – 21.45 hours

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Thursday 12 March

Shifting Perspectives

16.00 – 17.30 hrs

Daan Roosegaarde
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Thursday 26 March

220V

20.44 – 1.44 hrs

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Tuesday 12, 19 and 26 May

Acoustic guitar

19.30 – 21.45 hours

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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.