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Gattaca at 25 Part I

Twenty-five years ago, Hollywood released the film Gattaca, painting a picture of society in the near future in which the science of genetics is used to predict the life outcomes of every citizen from the day they are born. The nightmarish scenario that ensues forced the movie’s audiences to grapple with the ethical and societal implications of new technologies ranging from gene sequencing to genetic prediction and embryo selection.

Join us for a screening and discussion of Gattaca. We’ll be presenting this program in two parts. Admission covers both sessions, but participants may choose to view the movie on their own.

Part I
An introduction to MIT Museum’s exhibition Gene Cultures and screening of the film Gattaca.

January 23, 2023
6:30 ­– 7:00pm: Gallery tour
7:00 ­– 9:00pm: Screening

Part II
Guest scientist Dr. C. Brandon Ogbunu, 2022 Martin Luther King Visiting Professor at MIT will lead a lively discussion as we delve into the science and science fiction in the film as a jumping-off point for a deeper conversation on contemporary genetics and its potential societal implications.

January 25, 2023

  • Hosted By

    MIT Museum

  • Date

    January 23, 2023 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

  • Location

    MIT Museum
    314 Main Street ,Gambrill Center Building E-28, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142

  • Cost