On Wednesday, January 8, we’re screening I Am Human at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, a partnership with Utah Film Center. Directors Elena Gaby and Taryn Southern as well as a representative from Blackrock Microsystems, a local neuroprosthetics company, will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.
I Am Human follows three of the world’s first humans with implantable brain-computer interfaces: a gentle paraplegic, an artist struggling with Parkinson’s, and a blind retiree. As the subjects grapple with the hard realities of becoming “cyborgs,” neuroscientists pushing the outer bounds of possibility face increasingly pressing scientific and ethical quandaries.
From solving disease to creating super-human abilities, I Am Human unveils the faces on the frontlines and unpacks the emerging complexity, real world possibilities and imminent implications of merging machine and human intelligence. As humanity begins a quiet march down a new evolutionary path, what will we become…and are we ready?
Directed by Elena Gaby and Taryn Southern
87 min | 2019 | USA | Not Rated
Official Selection: 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, 2019 Heartland International Film Festival
You can watch the trailer, and find more information about the film here.