"Science. Art. Film." screening & discussion of "Chappie"

Presented by ANU College of Science


Presented by ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, and Sigourney Weaver star in this sci-fi action drama from Neill Blomkamp, the director of District 9. The human police force in a near-future Johannesburg is largely replaced by robots, deployed to tackle soaring crime rates. When a stolen robot, dubbed Chappie, receives artificial intelligence, he develops sentience and faces a choice between sides. Are robots superior to humans? What role does humour play in this exploration of AI-driven technological progress – and is it progress after all? After the film, join us for an insightful panel discussion that will examine both Chappie’s comic robot and its portrayal of artificial intelligence and social order. This event is part of the "Science. Art. Film." series.

Screening monthly for free at Arc Cinema, "Science. Art. Film." is a series that uncovers wacky, weird and wonderful facets of science and art in films. Films are screened in discussion with artists and Australian National University (ANU) scholars from different disciplines. 

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McCoy Cct, Acton ACT 2601, Australia