January 2018 marks the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – a science fiction story that explores themes of human creativity, societal responsibility, and scientific ethics. These are themes that continue to resonate in today’s technological age. The Frankenstein 200 project takes on the challenge of helping public audiences consider creativity and responsible innovation by using the themes from Frankenstein as a lens to examine emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology, and human enhancement.
A digital version of the Frankenstein kit will be available for download in December 2017
- More about the project, timeline and funder: www.nisenet.org/frankenstein