Wednesday 6 September

Living the scientist life

12.40 – 13.35 hours

Prof. Dr. Kitty Nijmeije
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Wednesday 6 September

Captain Fantastic

21.00 – 23.00 hrs

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Thursday 7 September

PechaKucha Eindhoven vol. 26

20.20 – 22.30 hrs

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Mon 11, Tue 12, Wed 13
September

Logan

20.00 - 22.15 hrs

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Mon 18, Tue 19, Wed 20
September

Get out

20.00 – 21.45 hrs

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Wednesday 20 September

Drones: democratizing the sky

12.40 – 13.35 hrs

Tautvydas Juskauskas M.P
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Wednesday 20 September

Become a drone pilot

14.00 – 16.00 hrs

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Wednesday 20 September

De Kleine Prijs van Nederland

20.00 hrs.

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Monday 25 September

Zero Days

19.30 – 22.00 hrs

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Tuesday 26 September

Well Fed

19.30 – 21.00 hrs

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Wednesday 4 October

Schizophrenia does not exist

12.40 – 13.35 hours

Prof. dr. Jim van Os
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Mon 9, Tue 10, Wed 11
October

Dunkirk

20.00 – 22.00 hrs

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Thursday 12 October

State of the ART

12.40 – 13.35 hrs

Prof.dr. Janneke Wesseli
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Mon 16, Tue 17, Wed 18
October

I am not your negro

19.30 – 21.30 hrs

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Mon 23, Tue 24, Wed 25
October

La región salvaje

20.00 – 21.40 hrs

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Wednesday 25 October

The Age of the Algorithm

12.40 – 13.35 hrs

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Mon 30, Tue 31 October,
Wed 1 Nov

Bram Fischer

20.00 – 22.00 hrs

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Mon 6, Tue 7, Wed 8
November

Wonder Woman

20.00 - 22.15 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.