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Film Discussion: Ex Machina

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December 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What motivates us, what makes us human? What makes us crave an intelligent machine and what then becomes of the creator and the created?  Where is the “Deus” in Ex Machina?  Bring your philosophical, psychoanalytic and moral questions to the process of fleshing out of the symbolic layers and possible meanings of this film.

Please view the movie in Advance.

Objectives:

  1. The participant will be able to unpack unconscious dynamics in this film as it is done in clinical psychoanalysis.
  2. The participant will be able to begin to their progressive ability to identify unconscious symbolic content in film as it is practiced in clinical psychoanalysis.
  3. The participant will be able to discuss the connection between technology in film and resistance to intimacy.

Presenters: 

Mara Wagner, Psy.D., Cert.Psya is on the BGSP faculty where she teaches courses on the unconscious, creativity and film.  She is a frequent presenter at BGSP film discussion events.

Wes Alwan is a co-founder of <http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com/> The Partially Examined Life philosophy podcast and executive editor of its blog. He is interested in the intersection of philosophy, literature and psychoanalysis.

 

$15 in Advance     $20 at the Door   2 CE Credits/Clock Hours

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Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at ContinuingEd@BGSP.edu for the status of social work CE accreditation.

The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis (BGSP) has been approved by as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 5676.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. BGSP is solely offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Details

Date:
December 1, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
http://exmachina.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139085490

Organizer

BGSP
Phone:
617-277-3915
Email:
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Venue

BGSP
1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Phone:
617-277-3915
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