Free Event | September 18 @ 1:00 pm
In Fall 2018, San José State University will again lead its regional partners in organizing several events that celebrate Mary Shelley’s legacy as well as extending that conversation about being human in the digital age. We have yet to address the creature himself in this equation—this discussion roundtable panel offers several points of view about the creature's existence as a pseudo-human.
October 5 @ 7:00 pm, October 21 @ 2:00 pm, October 21 @ 6:00 pm
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle, Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
For ticket and cast details, visit the event page. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London.
Free Event | October 9 @ 7:00 pm
Science has long shaped understanding of the feasibility and desirability of workplace gender equality. This talk will explore themes at the contested and controversial intersection of science, gender, and equality.
Free Event | October 18 @ 7:00 pm
Celebrate the many film adaptations of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein with an evening of clips, discussion, and a panel of experts from San José State University and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Note: This is a free event, but due to limited seating those interested will need to secure a seat by clicking on the RSVP button.
October 24 @ 7:30 pm
Vocalist Eugene Brancoveanu joins San José State University's School of Music and Dance Symphony Orchestra this fall to present H.K. Gruber’s Frankenstein!! Gruber's “pan-demonium” for chansonnier and orchestra balances the comic and the macabre in a 20th-century musical language.
SOLD OUT! | October 26 @ 7:00 pm
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly's chilling and classic novel, this new, scary radio play will be presented before a live studio audience, then broadcast on KSJS 90.5 FM College Radio. Note: This is a free event, but due to limited seating those interested will need to secure a seat by clicking on the RSVP button.
Free Event | November 7 @ 7:00 pm
Drawing from her forthcoming book, THE CODE: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America, Margaret O’Mara talks about the relationships between the Valley, Sacramento, and Washington DC that reshaped American politics and finance in the modern age. This event will be live streamed and you can watch it here!
Free Event | November 26 @ 7:00 pm
The modern concept of ‘the human’ was invented by European philosophers between the 17th and 19th century. Today, fields like AI and biotech have rendered this philosophical concept radically insufficient. Dr. Rees discusses the repercussions for the human sciences.