Sphaera Talks: The Aesthetic of Scientific Metaphor of Selfhood
Date: 22nd September 2018
Time : 3-5pm
Venue: Piyadasa Gallery, Cultural Centre, University of Malaya
Speakers: Artists Lim Kok Yoong and Lyne Ismail
Moderator: Dr. Mazlan Othman, International Council for Science Union (ROAP)
What is selfhood? What are its scientific metaphors?
Many new technologies in the 21st century are centered on self-extension, from a prosthetic to an Instagram selfie, from a locational geo-tagging device to new life-preserving medicines, our lives extend both outwards into space through many different forms and also extend into time by being able to live so much longer than humans have just a century ago.
Naturally, ideas and concepts of the self are being revised in the 21st century.
Join our speakers and moderator as they reflect on the aesthetic dimensions of scientific metaphors of selfhood.