Sunday, 4 July 2010

Future Sex panel @ the BFI 02.06.10

I had my mind blown like a neon coiffure sprayed with stardust-infused Elnett at the BFI's Future Sex panel this week. Thoughts on gender, queerness, science, cinema, sex, sci fi and possibilities for the future all rolled into one brain-expanding presentation led by some seriously intelligent, wonderfully engaging thinkers/writers/creators.

Dr Patricia MacCormack's academic theories on cinesexuality and gender were intriguing, Sophie Mayer and Katy Price both read awesome sci-fi-ish pieces, and we got to see 'The Making Of Dandy Dust', a behind the scenes doc on an obscure 80's film about a "split personality cyborg of fluid gender who zooms through time to collect h-selves in the fight against a genealogically obsessed family".  The highlight for me was Dr Rachel Armstrong's discussion on her work with  protocells. This is her speaking at another event:

And this is the video we were shown:

Rad. Rad. Rad.

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