After writing the screenplays for 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd, sci-fi novelist Alex Garland made his feature debut as director with his intelligent and thought-provoking psychological thriller Ex_Machina, a film which is quite possibly the first independent motion picture in history to pick up an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
Preceding the film, there will be an introductory talk from Ron Chrisley, a Reader in Philosophy (Informatics) from the University of Sussex, whose academic research covers a wide spectrum of conscious and cognitive thought, in particular artificial mentality and artificial intelligence, artificial emotion and artificial consciousness ("machine consciousness").
Neuroscientists from the Sackler Centre will also be presenting a range of interactive VR experiences, based on research coming straight out of their lab. Experiences include the Hallucination Machine: ever wondered what an AI would hallucinate about? and Through the Eyes of an Android: what would it be like to inhabit an inanimate object like an Android?
Presented by The Brighton & Hove Branch of the British Science Association, TOM's Film Club, #TOMTECH and the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science.
“Stylish, elegant, tense, cerebral, satirical and creepy. Garland’s directorial debut is his best work yet, while Vikander’s bold performance will short your circuits.” Dan Jolin, Empire
film lovers, sci-fi fans, those interested in AI