Blade Runner, 1982

Blade Runner: A Screening and Panel Discussion

Join us for a screening of Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic Blade Runner followed by a panel discussion in conjunction with our upcoming course Replaceable Parts: Becoming Cyborg in America. Panelists will discuss the film through the lens of contemporary technology studies, cybernetics, and cyborg theory while paying particular attention to questions of media, mediation, and the film’s own prescient visions of the blurring of organic and inorganic systems at the fraying edges of life itself.

This event is free to the public with a suggested $8 donation. Food and drinks will be available.


  • Danya Glabau

    Danya Glabau received her PhD in Science and Technology Studies (STS) and a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University. Her research unites STS and the anthropology of medicine and focuses on patient advocacy and the everyday experience of pharmaceutical use in modern biomedical regimes.

  • Ajay Singh Chaudhary

    Ajay Singh Chaudhary is the executive director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and a core faculty member specializing in social and political theory. His research focuses on social and political theory, Frankfurt School critical theory, political economy, media, religion, and post-colonial studies. He has written for the The Guardian, Los Angeles Review of Books, Quartz, Social Text, Dialectical Anthropology, The Jewish Daily Forward, Filmmaker Magazine, and 3quarksdaily, among other venues. Ajay is currently writing a book on the politics of climate change.

  • Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

    Thyrza Nichols Goodeve is a writer who has published numerous interviews and essays on contemporary artists in Parkett, Artforum, Art in America as well as museum catalogues and book anthologies. She obtained her Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Program in Santa Cruz, California and his currently a faculty at School of Visual Arts.

  • Nathan Jurgenson

    Nathan Jurgenson is a social media theorist, a Contributing Editor for The New Inquiry, and a researcher at Snapchat. Nathan and colleague PJ Rey created and run the Theorizing the Web conference and founded the Cyborgology blog.

Event Schedule

Saturday, 7-10pm
November 07, 2015


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