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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The Social Sessions 01: The Laboratory of Doctor Latour, and Other Stories
Date: Wednesday 14 Oct 2009 17:30 - 19:30
Guests: Andrew J. Wilson (Writers' Bloc), Professor Steve Yearley (ESRC Genomics Forum), Dr Emma Frow (ESRC Genomics Forum), Dr Chris French (Lecturer in Microbial Biotechnology, University of Edinburgh)
Host: Ken Macleod, Writer in Residence, Genomics Forum
Organised by: Genomics Forum in partnership with Writers' Bloc and Transreal Fiction
Venue: Boardroom, ESRC Genomics Forum, 3rd Floor, St John's Land, Holyrood Road, University of Edinburgh
The Event: Drinks from 5.30pm in the ESRC Genomics Forum will be followed by a discussion, led by host Ken MacLeod and his guests, exploring how science fiction has portrayed scientific work.
The reckless 'mad scientist' like Frankenstein or Dr Moreau seldom appears in modern science fiction - some of whose writers are scientists themselves.
But do any of these fictional portrayals match what social scientists have found when observing scientists in their natural habitat? And how do scientists feel about sociologists watching them, and about SF writers imagining them?
The Social Sessions are a carnival of discussions about science and literature taking place October 2009 - January 2010.
This event is FREE, but due to venue capacity please RSVP to reserve a place. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0131 651 4747
Further details here.