In science fiction, human-like robots often take the form of teenage girls. But while these figures are designed to be like girls, they are rarely designed by girls, or with girls in mind. ‘We, robots’ offers an opportunity for girls (ages 13 - 17) to actively engage with science fiction and robotics technology. In an afternoon filled with immersive presentations, hands-on robotics tinkering, and a creative writing workshop, the group will explore how fantasy, technology and creativity collide.
The schedule for the day will run flexibly as follows:
12 - 12.45: Introduction + Talk with Dr Mark Bould: The role of the girl in science fiction
1 - 2: Hands-on Robotics Tinkering
2.15 - 3.45: Creative Writing with author Harriet Castor Jeffery
3 .45 - 4: Reflections, Sharing + Wrap-up
This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. As our festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets come to our events. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first-come-firstserved basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.
Please note due to the research interests and aims of this event it is open to teen girls aged 13-17.Accompanying adults are welcome to explore in At-Bristol but will be required to register their children on arrival.