Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Events

“How to Enjoy the End of Time on 10 Dollars a Day”
An Exhibit by Jim Garmhausen

Created from broken car pieces, screws, bottle caps, and other miscellaneous scraps, Garmhausen’s eclectic exhibit was inspired by the movie “Blade Runner” and this year’s Community Read. It will be on display through August 12.

For more information, visit tcpl-news.blogspot.com/2010/06/library-to-host-exhibit-in-conjunction.html

What Makes Ithaca Human?
Thursday, August 26 6:00 PM
BorgWarner Community Room

Join Cornell University’s Gary Stewart and a varied group of distinguished community members for a panel discussion on the importance of empathy and just how empathetic Ithacans really are. This discussion will draw comparisons from “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” and touch on broader topics such as the need for empathy and human connections in a functioning society and how science and technology create these connections.

For more information, visit tcpl-news.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-makes-ithaca-human-panel.html

David Gill Presentation
Thursday, September 16 6:00 PM
BorgWarner Community Room

Join California-based blogger and acclaimed Philip K. Dick scholar David Gill for a lecture and question and answer session on “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”.

Tuesday, September 21 7:00 to 8:00 PM
BorgWarner Community Room East

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Wednesday, September 22 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
BorgWarner Community Room West

Join Community Read Coordinator Sarah Glogowski for a lively discussion of “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”. Registration is required. To sign up, visit tcpl.org/community-read/androids/discussion-group.php

“Alluring Androids and Robots in Film, Photography and Art”
Saturday, September 25 2:00 PM
BorgWarner Community Room

Join SUNY Maritime Professor Julie Wosk for an illustrated lecture featuring images of female robots, androids, talking dolls, mannequins, and other artificial women. Ranging from early automatons to lifelike female heroines in today’s video games, these images tell a startling tale of changing attitudes toward science and toward women themselves.

Science-Fiction Writing Workshop
Wednesdays, October 6 through November 3 6:00 to 8:00 PM
BorgWarner Community Room East

Aspiring Science-Fiction writers ages 14 and up are encouraged to join local physicist and award-winning writer Carl Frederick for this weekly short-story writing workshop. Frederick will offer insight into developing story elements, writing techniques, critiquing skills and the business of short-story writing. The November 3 meeting will feature a public reception where participants can share the work they developed during the workshop. To register or for more information, email Frederick at darkzoo@darkzoo.net. Please put WELF—WRITING WORKSHOP in the subject line of your email.

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