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Exploring the impact and ethics of the Frankenstein phenomena

In conjunction with The Frankenstein Project, is FrankenCon—a three-day conference of scientists, theorists, authors, and artists exploring the Frankenstein legend—on November 21-23.

Highlights of the weekend include a “Science and Ethics” roundtable discussion on Saturday afternoon, moderated by UCSC Theater Arts professor and conference organizer Michael Chemers and features UCSC faculty–including former chancellor and astronomy professor George Blumenthal, Genomics Institute director David Haussler, and Science & Justice Research Center director and Professor of Sociology Jenny Reardon. They will discuss such topics as “What is ‘mad science’ and how do we guard against it? and “What has Frankenstein taught scientists and cultural critics about the dangers of science without conscience?”

Read more in this campus news article.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the FrankenCon website.

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