From Battlebots to BB-8: Perspectives on Robots in Pop Culture

Cityside 1 (MR 21-22)

Friday July 12, 2019 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Do you live in fear of the Matrix, but also wish you could be friends with Data from Star Trek? Do you want to fist-bump Baymax, but 2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL 9000 gives you nightmares? And what about robot companions working in stores, factories, or your own home? Let’s get into all those complicated robofeels, breaking down how different cultural belief systems view our automated compatriots.