Panel: Night at the Theater: “After Yang” Screening
“After Yang” is a sci-fi film set in a near-future world, where a refurbished robot named Yang is purchased to teach an adopted young daughter about her Chinese heritage. When Yang malfunctions, the family soon realizes what an integral part he has played in their lives and struggles as they seek to repair him.
Following the film, our expert panel will explore many questions and issues raised by the film including loss and grief, the role of technology in society, and what it means to be alive.
- Sue Morris, assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School; director of Bereavement Services at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute
- Debora Spar, Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School; senior associate dean for Business and Global Society
- P. Quinn White, assistant professor of philosophy at Harvard University
- Vance Ricks, associate teaching professor of philosophy and computer science at Northeastern University (Moderator)