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Afternoons in Special Collections & Archives

Afternoons in Special Collections & Archives

Afternoons in Special Collections & Archives

Tuesday, November 15, 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
4th Floor Rivera Library
Special Collections & Archives

Christopher Coenen of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Germany, will speak on Human Enhancement, followed by a round-table discussion with Dr. Gregory Benford and Dr. George Slusser.


Christopher Coenen was the project leader of a European Parliament project on human enhancement.  He has published widely and lectured on the ethical, political, social and cultural aspects of emerging technologies and human enhancement, including Deliberating Visions: The Case of Human Enhancement in the Discourse on Nanotechnology and Convergence.


Gregory Benford is a professor emeritus of Physics at the University of California, Irvine, a prolific Science Fiction writer, and long-time friend of the Eaton Collection, where his archives are held.  He has recently reissued his 1993 science fiction novel about cryogenics, Chiller.

George Slusser is professor emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Riverside and curator emeritus of the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy. He is the author of several books and articles in science fiction studies, including his recently published study on J.H. Rosny, which will be featured at our February 23, 2012 “Afternoons in Special Collections & Archives” event.

Copies of Greg Benford’s book Chiller will be available for sale and signing during the reception.

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