Quite Frankly: It's a Monster Conference (2018) Crawley, AU
Sarah Jane Pell, Ivan Henriques, Nathan Thompson, Ziggy O'Reilly
Quite Frankly is a conference that seeks to understand the legacy and continuing influence of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus on life, culture and technology. 2018 marks 200 years since the publication of Mary (Godwin) Shelley’s Frankenstein. Shelley’s Creature is usually conceived as a human creation: a stitched-together, tragic victim of scientific and technological experimentation. Quite Frankly seeks to rupture these stitches, revealing that the Creature is more than the sum of its parts. SymbioticA and Somatechnics invite us to explore the dynamic ecosystems evolving within and from the gaps between the Creature’s fragments.
Dr. Pell presents "Explorer Fish" critiquing her own role in human-robotic cooperation and the language of techno-choreography in aquatic environments.