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To Be a Machine

With Mark O'Connell

Friday 26 May 6pm

Literature Tent, Chapelfield Gardens

Mark O'Connell wears a vivid blue t-shirt and stares intently off camera

© Rich Gilligan

Can technology solve the modest problem of death? Journalist Mark O’Connell has met the visionaries, billionaires, professors, and programmers who are using groundbreaking technology to push the limits of the human body – our senses, intelligence, and our lifespans. To Be a Machine is a powerful exploration of the outer limits of technology, which offers a surprising, singular meditation on what it means to be human.


This event is part of our City of Literature Weekend, 26 - 28 May
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Event runs: c. 1 hr

Visit Mark O'Connell's Granta page here

City of Literature is presented in association with

Writers’ Centre Norwich

UNESCO City of Literature