Watch a recording of author Harry Parker in conversation with journalist David Robson, exploring how technology, robotics and artificial intelligence are changing what it means to be human.
Harry’s life changed after losing his legs in Afghanistan. Grappling with his new identity and disability, he has discovered new possibilities for what a body can be.
From contact lenses to prosthetic legs – and touching on issues of access, ethics and activism – Harry and David will discuss how we’re hacking the human body, and reflect on the messy reality behind some common sci-fi myths.
This event is inspired by Harry Parker’s new book, ‘Hybrid Humans, Dispatches from the Frontiers of Man and Machine’, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.
It took place in our building and simultaneously live-streamed on Wellcome Collection’s YouTube channel.