Mind Vs Machine: What Makes Us Human? eXistenZ
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11 March 2016 Cinema A, GOMA

Venue

Cinema A, GOMA

Location

GOMA, Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Date

11 March 2016

Time

6:00pm

Cost

Adult: $10.50 Concession: $8.50/QAGOMA members $7.50

Summary

eXistenZ 1999 M

“Dark, delirious fun” (Geoff Andrew, Time Out), Cronenberg’s mind-warping virtual-reality adventure is set in a near future where video gamers have bio-ports surgically implanted in their spinal columns in order to plug themselves directly into organic gaming pods.

Superstar game-designer Jennifer Jason Leigh, unveiling her latest creation, is attacked by “realist” terrorists opposed to gaming’s “deforming of reality.” Security man Jude Law comes to her aid. …eXistenZ won Berlin film Festival’s Silver Bear for outstanding artistic achievement.” The Cinematheque, Vancouver

Image credit: Production still from eXistenZ (detail) 1999 / Director: David Cronenberg / Image courtesy: Amalgamated Movies.

Mind Vs Machine: What Makes Us Human?  'Mind vs Machine' celebrates a rich subgenre of science fiction cinema that explores the intertwined relationship of humans and artificial intelligence. It focuses on films that investigate what it means to be human in counterpoint to humanoid technologies and the moral implications of artificial consciousness. The program has been curated for the World Science Festival Brisbane by QAGOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque.

Cinema A, GOMA

GOMA, Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia