Lecture: Cosima Herter

 

Lecture: Cosima Herter

West Hall 214

November 13, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Cosima Herter is a science and story consultant for film and television. Herter’s scholarly background is in the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine, with a particular focus on the biological sciences. She has long been interested in how, and by what means, biology is marshalled into the service of politics. Her work on the acclaimed BBC America television series, Orphan Black, has been lauded for exploring the controversies, advancements, and the economic and socio-political underpinnings of science, technology, and bioengineering in our daily lives.  She continues work as a consultant with writers, producers, and creators in film and television, while also creating and developing her own projects. Herter’s current documentary project on bio-hacking continues her avant-garde exploration of complex ethical and philosophical issues in contemporary bio-sciences. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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