Movies at Macquarie - fact or fiction


Sunday 18 September 2011 at 6pm


Inception - Sunday 18 September In a world where technology is able to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which sees him executing his toughest job to date.

After the movie:
Dr Doris McIlwain from the Department of Psychology and Professor John Sutton from the Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science will discuss dreaming, technology, and the manipulation of minds. McIlwain and Sutton will lead discussion on themes from Inception, including mind-hacking and mind control, neuro-technology, place and time in dreams, and the connections between grief and memory.

McIlwain is a psychologist with expertise in the unconscious, personality, mourning, and dreams. Her research suggests that emotions influence the texture of our inner life, access to our personal past, how vividly we dream and imagine the future. Sutton's research is on the philosophy of memory and time, and on the extension of the mind by technological and cultural artefacts.


Event Information


If you would like more information about other events at Macquarie University, visit the events calendar or contact the Marketing Unit on (02) 9850 1883.