23.4.06

ExtroBritannia's May event:

Our next event is scheduled for Saturday the 13th of May 2006 at 2,00pm at the Tate Modern, in London. The event is free and everyone's welcome.

Transhumanism, existential art and Russian diamonds

Can early 20th century existentialist artists inform 21st century transhumanist thinking and the accelerating H+ movement? The talk and following discussion will seamlessly enhance through quantum soup, existential ground and shock levels to the post transhuman future where you'll be choosing your favourite art work from the Tates' walls. Will the mystique of the authentic original decrease or increase in value or importance in a world of atom scale nano assemblers?

Artist and illustrator Russell Rukin will explore these issues and explain the relevance of Russian Diamonds at the Tate Modern from 2pm. We'll meet at 12.30pm, at The Founders Arms pub (2 mins from the Tate) for lunch, before we move to the Tate. If it is your first ExtroBritannia, please look for Ray Kurzweils' "The Singularity is Near" on the table. Otherwise we'll see you on the mezzanine bridge overlooking the turbine room, through the entrance facing the millennium bridge.

The venues:

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
Tel: 020 78 87 80 00
www.tate.org.uk/modern
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The Founders Arms
52 Hopton Street
London SE1 9JH
Tel: 020 7928 1899
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Please visit the H+art website for further information.

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