Elisabet Ney Museum and University of Texas’s Center for LGBTQ Studies presents "Are We Conscious Automata? Being Some Body"
In this thought-provoking discussion, panelists will consider the relationships to—and projections on to—transgender bodies. The speakers will explore the relationship of consciousness to biology, the anxiety surrounding the subjectivity of trans people, and the objective experience of “embodiedness.”
Hosted by philosopher Andrea Perry, the event will also feature Dr. Grayson Hunt, Program Coordinator of UT-Austin’s LGBTQ Studies Program, and Eisner Award-nominated comic book author and artist Lilah Sturges. The event is the 2018 installment in “Are We Conscious Automata?” the Museum’s series of philosophical talks inspired by the work of Miss Ney’s husband, Edmund Montgomery.