TFTV Research Seminar: `Believing in robots`

Wednesday 3 May 2017, 5.00PM to 6.30pm

Speaker(s): Dr Louise LePage (Department of Theatre, Film and Television / University of York)

Robots have started appearing as actors of dramatic characters in plays. Robots don’t belong on theatre stages. Theatre is traditionally a humanist space.

Why are robots cast in plays? What sorts of characters do they perform? What identities do they conjure? And how do their robot forms as performers interact with the fictional android characters they are cast to play?

Motivated by such questions and assumptions, this research seminar will reflect backwards to some of Louise LePage`s work.

Location: TFTV/109

Admission: This event is only open to TFTV staff and students.