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Open Air Cinema #1: Ex Machina

Date: Time: 20:30 Location: Lawn in front of the Cobbenhagen building

On Tuesdays in September, you can enjoy the best movies on big screen on our green campus. On September 6, we’ll start with the film Ex Machina. A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence experiment.

Genre: Sci-Fi, AI
Film Director: Alex Garland
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac
Language: English - Subtitles: Dutch
Free entrance.

“If you have created a conscious machine, it’s not the history of man... That's the history of gods.”

Caleb, a young programmer at a huge search engine company, wins a contest that enables him to spend a week at the private estate of the firm's brilliant CEO. When he arrives, Caleb learns that he has been chosen to be the human component in a Turing test to determine the capabilities and consciousness of Ava, a robot with artificial intelligence. It soon becomes evident that Ava is far more self-aware and deceptive than either man imagined.

Ex Machina asks tantalizing questions about identity, empathy and being human.

“The best exploration yet of whether a computer could generate the morally relevant powers of a person.” 
– Daniel Dennett

“A cinematic experience with immaculate special effects that grabs you and never lets go.”
– New Scientist


Bring a blanket or cushion plus something to drink, and we will provide film and popcorn.

In case of rain, the film will be shown in the lecture hall of the CUBE building. Only bottled water is allowed inside.

Check this website before the film for the up-to-date information.

Open Air Cinema

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Open Air Cinema is organized by Studium Generale.

Contact: Ilja Hijink (Studium Generale).

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