The Philosophy, Prophesy and Physics of the film "Short Circuit"
Join Rabbi Dan Ain (Because Jewish), astrophysict David W. Hogg (NYU) and professor Brian Sheppard (Seton Hall Law School) for an in depth review and analysis of John Badham’s 1986 classic “Short Circuit.” This event will include a viewing of certain key scenes for the purpose of deeper explication as well as an interactive and free-wheeling discussion on the religious implications of Artificial Intelligence, the legal ramifications of robot personality and the physical practicality of a story of this nature.
Roger Ebert writes: “Credit should be given where due…. Following E.T. and C3PO and R2D2, this artificial creature has a mind and personality of its own and it’s a very likable little mechanical being that is a lot better than the movie it’s in. Too bad that robots, unlike humans, cannot be discovered in one movie and go on to star in another. I’d like to see No. 5 in a film more suitable to its talents.”
No prior knowledge of the film or the issue required to participate in the discussion. We encourage folks to watch the film as a refresher at home – we will be showing clips at the event.
Doors: 7:00pm, Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: $10 adv / $12 door
Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats.