“A fascinating window into the trouble grandiose research projects and grandiose personalities can generate.” — Nature
Starts April 30
Tune in on Tuesday, May 4 at 6pm for a conversation between director Noah Hutton and writer Anna Wiener.
Anna Wiener is a contributing writer to The New Yorker online, where she writes about Silicon Valley, startup culture, and technology. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York, The New Republic, and n+1, as well as in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017. She lives in San Francisco. Uncanny Valley is her first book.
In Silico explores the fundamental question, can human beings ever distill that which makes us who we are by digitally recreating a functional human brain? The film premiered at DOC NYC, with funding from Sandbox Films and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The film is produced by Kellen Quinn (“Time”), Taylor Hess, and Jesse Miller. Director Noah Hutton embarks on a 10-year project following a visionary neuroscientist’s quest to build a computer simulation of a brain. With unprecedented access to the inner workings of a multimillion-dollar scientific project led by Henry Markram and a roster of characters that involves the who’s who of neuroscience, the audience is led on a journey that poses provocative philosophical, ethical, and scientific questions.
Directed by Noah Hutton. United States. 83 Minutes. 2020
Price: $12.00 & $10.00 for members (50% of proceeds support The Roxie Theater)
Rental Period: 48 hours.
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